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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

of July 4, 2006 No. ZR-149

About flag of the Republic of Armenia

(as amended on 12-04-2022)

Accepted by National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on June 15, 2006

Article 1. Subject of regulation of this Law

This Law regulates the description and procedure for use of the Flag of the Republic of Armenia.

Article 2. Flag of the Republic of Armenia

The flag of the Republic of Armenia is one of the state symbols of the Republic of Armenia.

Flag of the Republic of Armenia - three-colored with uniform horizontal strips: from top to down - red, blue, orange color. Red color symbolizes the Armenian Highlands, permanent fight of the Armenian people for survival, Christian belief, independence and freedom of Armenia. Blue color symbolizes the aspiration of the Armenian people to live under peaceful sky. Orange color symbolizes creative talent and diligence of the Armenian people.

The flag width relation to its length - 1:2. Also the flag of the big or small size with observance of the relation of width of the Flag of the Republic of Armenia to its length established by this part can be used.

The color image of the drawing of the Flag of the Republic of Armenia is provided in the Appendix which is component of this Law.

Article 3. Use of flag of the Republic of Armenia

1. The colors of the Republic of Armenia are always hoisted on buildings of the residence of the President of the republic, National assembly, Government, the Constitutional court, courts, bodies of prosecutor's office, the Defender of human rights, the Central bank, bodies of system of public administration, autonomous state bodies, independent state bodies, other state bodies, governor apparatus and regional administrations (including the city halls of Yerevan), and also general education, higher educational institutions, the state scientific, sports and cultural organizations, other legal entities founded by the state and community.

2. The colors of the Republic of Armenia always shall be hoisted on buildings of bodies of diplomatic service of the Republic of Armenia in foreign state (Embassies of the Republic of Armenia, permanent missions of the Republic of Armenia in the international organizations, consular establishments of the Republic of Armenia) and other official representations of the Republic of Armenia in foreign state according to the international precepts of law, rules of the diplomatic protocol and customs of host states, and also in the international organizations with participation of the Republic of Armenia and on the international actions with participation of the Republic of Armenia according to the procedures and conduct accepted with these organizations.

3. The colors of the Republic of Armenia are hoisted during opening of the official sports championships of the Republic of Armenia and go down during the closing ceremonies.

4. The flag of the Republic of Armenia is always set in provided for official, working and ceremonies assembly halls of the residence of the President of the republic, National assembly, Government, judicial sessions of courts, meetings of Central Election Commission.

5. The flag of the Republic of Armenia is set in offices of the President of the republic, the chairman of National assembly and other bodies of National assembly, the Prime Minister, chairman of the Constitutional court, the chief of staff of the President of the republic, the chief of staff of National assembly, the chairman of the Central bank, the chairman of Auditor chamber, the Defender of human rights, heads of autonomous and independent state bodies, bodies of system of public administration, other state bodies, judges and prosecutors, governors and heads of communities, heads of bodies of diplomatic service of the Republic of Armenia in foreign state (Embassies of the Republic of Armenia, permanent missions of the Republic of Armenia in the international organizations, consular establishments of the Republic of Armenia), in one of halls or foyer of educational institutions.

5.1. The flag of the Republic of Armenia on holidays of the Republic and Independence, and also on the constitution days and the state symbols is placed in places, on the buildings, structures adjacent to squares, streets, gardens and parks, including on residential buildings which list is established by the head of community.

6. In addition to the cases provided by this Article, the flag of the Republic of Armenia can be set in other places, on buildings, structures, including on residential buildings.

7. The flag of the Republic of Armenia can be fixed on vehicles of the President of the Republic, on vehicles of the chairman of National assembly, the Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia - only during the visits of foreign delegations according to the state protocol of the Republic of Armenia, on vehicles of heads of bodies of diplomatic service of the Republic of Armenia in foreign state according to the protocol of the host country.

8. Oath rite by persons appointed to the constitutional positions of the Republic of Armenia or other persons identified by the law is performed at flag of the Republic of Armenia.

9. In addition to the cases provided by this Article, procedure for use of flag of the Republic of Armenia and its image, and also general specifications of flag of the Republic of Armenia are established by the Government.

Article 4. Rise, descent, transfer of the Flag of the Republic of Armenia

The ritual of rise, descent, transfer of the Flag of the Republic of Armenia is established by the Government of the Republic of Armenia.

The flag of the Republic of Armenia is lowered a little to the middle of flagstaff in officially the announced days of mourning or during the funeral ceremonies. In the upper part of staff of the Flag the black tape which length is equal to Flag panel length fastens.

Article 5. Use of the Flag of the Republic of Armenia during the funeral ceremonies

During the funeral ceremonies organized for afterfeast of military honors to the died (died) citizen of the Republic of Armenia, the coffin with body of the dead is covered with panel of the Flag of the Republic of Armenia in the cases established by the Government of the Republic of Armenia.

Before burial the panel of the Flag of the Republic of Armenia is transferred to the family of the died (dead).

Article 6. Use in the territory of the Republic of Armenia of the Flag of the Republic of Armenia together with other flag

In need of simultaneous raising the flag of the Republic of Armenia and other flag in the territory of the Republic of Armenia the Flag of the Republic of Armenia shall be located on the left side of this building (facing this building). In case of simultaneous raising of odd number of several flags the Flag of the Republic of Armenia shall be located in the center. When raising even number of flags the Flag of the Republic of Armenia shall be located more to the left of the center.

In the cases provided by part of 1 this Article, other flag by the sizes cannot exceed the sizes of the Flag of the Republic of Armenia and to be lifted above the Flag of the Republic of Armenia.

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