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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

of December 17, 2001 No. ZR-265

About frontier

(as amended on 11-12-2019)

Accepted by National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on November 20, 2001

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Frontier of the Republic of Armenia

Frontier of the Republic of Armenia (further - Frontier) is the line and the vertical surface passing across this line, the determining territory limits - sushi, waters, subsoil, airspace of the Republic of Armenia.

Article 2. The principles of regulation of legal relationship on Frontier

The Republic of Armenia in case of establishment and change of passing of Frontier, regulation of the relations with the adjacent states, and also legal relationship in border areas and on the ways of the international messages is guided by the following principles:

a) protection of territorial integrity of the Republic of Armenia;

b) safety of the Republic of Armenia and accomplishment of the international obligations by the Republic of Armenia;

c) mutually beneficial full cooperation with foreign states;

d) peaceful resolution of boundary questions.

Article 3. Protection of Frontier

1. Protection of Frontier is integral part of system of ensuring national security of the Republic of Armenia and includes political, legal, economic, military, operational, organizational, technical, regime, nature protection, cultural and other measures which guarantee:

a) immunity of Frontier;

b) ensuring compliance by legal entities and physical persons with the mode of Frontier, boundary regime and mode of check points through Frontier;

c) protection of vital interests of the personality, society and state against external and internal threat on Frontier.

Protection of Frontier on the land, in boundary waters is performed by Border troops, and in air prostranstvevoyska of air defense. Troops of air defense when implementing protection of Frontier are guided by this Law, international treaties and other legal acts of the Republic of Armenia.

The Republic of Armenia in the sphere of protection of Frontier cooperates with foreign states according to international treaties of the Republic of Armenia.

Powers of state bodies in the sphere of protection of Frontier are established by this Law and other legal acts of the Republic of Armenia.

Article 4. Legislation on Frontier

The legislation on Frontier consists of the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, international treaties of the Republic of Armenia, this Law, other laws and legal acts.

Chapter 2. Establishment and change of passing, designation of frontier

Article 5. Establishment and change of passing of Frontier

Passing of Frontier is established and changes international treaties of the Republic of Armenia and the law of the Republic of Armenia.

The documents containing change of Frontier, establishing passing of Frontier, made as a result of check of Frontier based on international treaties of the Republic of Armenia become effective according to the legislation of the Republic of Armenia.

Passing of Frontier if other is not provided by international treaties of the Republic of Armenia, is established:

a) on the land - on characteristic points, lines of relief or it is clear to visible reference points;

b) on the rivers (streams) - on their middle or on the middle of the main sleeve of the river;

c) on reservoirs - in a straight line, the Frontier connecting exits to coast of reservoir;

d) on water storage basins of water-engineering systems - according to the line of the Frontier passing on this area before its flooding;

e) on railway and road bridges, dikes and other constructions - on the middle of these constructions or on their technological axis irrespective of passing of Frontier.

The frontier passing down the river (stream), reservoir does not move as in case of outline of their coast or water level, and in case of variation of the bed of the river (stream) to this or that party.

Article 6. Designation of frontier

The frontier on the area is designated clearly by visible border markers, form, procedure for installation and which description are determined by the Government of the Republic of Armenia according to international treaties of the Republic of Armenia.

Article 7. Boundary waters of the Republic of Armenia

The waters of the rivers (streams) and reservoirs located to the line of Frontier which coast belong to the Republic of Armenia belong to boundary waters of the Republic of Armenia.

Chapter 3. Frontier mode

Article 8. Frontier mode

The mode of Frontier is determined by this Law, international treaties of the Republic of Armenia, and also other legal acts of the Republic of Armenia.

The mode of Frontier includes:

a) rules of content of Frontier;

b) rules of crossing of Frontier;

c) rules of the omission through Frontier of persons, vehicles, animals, freights and other property;

d) rules of maintaining on Frontier of economic activity;

e) procedure for permission with the adjacent states of borderline cases.

Article 9. Content of Frontier

Rules of content of Frontier regulate installation and preserving border markers, their control surveys, creation throughout Border of transparent, sanitary strip and its content, conducting checks of Frontier, joint with the adjacent state. Rules of content of Frontier affirm the Government of the Republic of Armenia on representation of the state authorized body in the field of homeland security of the Republic of Armenia.

The protocols of checks, joint with the adjacent state, which are not containing changes of Border are represented to the Government of the Republic of Armenia by the state authorized body in the field of homeland security of the Republic of Armenia.

For the purpose of ensuring content and protection of Frontier the land strip passing directly along Frontier (borderland) is allocated for Border troops of the Republic of Armenia (further - Border troops) on the right of free use.

Article 10. Rules of crossing of Frontier

Railway, automobile, air and other service through Frontier is performed at the check points established by the Government of the Republic of Armenia according to the legislation of the Republic of Armenia and international treaties of the Republic of Armenia.

At check points through Frontier check-points of Border troops are created.

The government of the Republic of Armenia establishes at check points through Frontier the customs control zone in which control is exercised by exclusively customs authorities.

Military personnel of Border troops and persons, the acting as on protection of Frontier, are granted right to use by other procedure for crossing of Frontier in coordination with the state, adjacent with the Republic of Armenia.

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