POLICY DOCS // 
13.12.2020

Any discussion of any post-war issue, in one way or another, starts with the question of security. Issues ranging from organization of resettlement of forcibly displaced persons to attempts of reconstructing the ‘normality’ of life in Artsakh, all start with the issue of security, and security has many dimensions: security of roads, security of communities, security of food and water, policing and so on.

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10.12.2020

The 44-day large-scale military actions in Artsakh have had and will continue to have grave consequences. One of the key priorities in the aftermath of war is addressing the issues of forcibly displaced persons (FDP). How many people have suffered forced displacement from their homes; how these people can be categorized in terms of their needs; what general characteristics describe these groups and how they make decisions about their future, are questions yet quite difficult to answer. It seems that no official statistics and evidence are still available.

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27.11.2020

One of the calamities of the second war in Artsakh is the sharp increase in the number of people with disabilities. The results of the consistent monitoring of the Human Defender’s Office since 27 September show that failing to address the social-economic, psychological and rehabilitation needs of the people with disabilities effectively and rapidly will inevitably aggravate the crisis of diminished trust towards a number of state institutions.

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04.11.2020

Since 1 January 2017 the Insurance Foundation for Servicemen provides monetary compensation to servicemen with disability of 1st or 2nd category acquired as a result of suffering an injury, and to the family members of servicemen deceased or declared missing. In case of a deceased serviceman or a serviceman with a disability of the 1st category the compensation comprises AMD 10 million as an upfront lump sum payment and monthly disbursements of about AMD 200,000-300,000 throughout 20 years. For servicemen with a disability of the 2nd category the compensation comprises half of the sum mentioned above. As of October 2020 compensation was provided to 416 servicemen or their families. The total amount of the compensation provided is AMD 2.5 billion, and the Foundation has a commitment to pay monthly disbursements for the next 20 years.

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30.06.2020

Armenia has been facing refugee issues since late 20th century. As a result of ethnic cleansings and mass killings of ethnic Armenians, the war and military actions in the Republic of Artsakh and neighbouring territories in 1988, the Armenian SSR was compelled to deal with the large migration flows from Sumgait, Kirovabad, Baku and other towns and villages in Azerbaijan SSR. In parallel to the addressing the devastating consequences of the earthquake in Spitak and other towns and villages in the north of the country, and handling the issues of the displaced persons from the disaster zone, the Armenian government had to find solutions for providing at least basic accommodation to the displaced persons from Azerbaijan, who comprised about 1/6 of its own population. Since the number of people having emigrated to Azerbaijan from Armenia was considerably smaller, than the number of those having emigrated or escaped from Azerbaijan to Armenia, the issue of providing sufficient accommodation to the latter was indeed a critical issue, and eventually it compelled some emigrants, refugees and displaced persons to emigrate to socially and economically more developed countries.

 

 

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NEWS

15.03.2021

Call for Expert on Policy Communication and Instruments

This announcement is available only in Armenian. 

09.03.2021

“Green light” for environmentally neutral business development from Lisbon to Vladivostok

On March 3, 2021, the first meeting of the GreenDeal Task Force created under the Initiative Lisbon-Vladivostok was held. In the videoconference format, more than twenty authoritative experts in the field of ecology and business from Austria, Armenia, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Russia, France, as well as the representatives of the largest business industry associations supporting the Initiative Lisbon-Vladivostok, discussed common approaches to harmonizing the activities implemented by the EU and the EAEU on the path to sustainable development, including a radical reduction in greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere by 2050.

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