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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

of April 12, 2012 No. ZR-106

About legal regime of emergency state

Accepted by National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on March 21, 2012

(as amended of the Law of the Republic of Armenia of 22.12.2017 No. ZR-252)
Article 1. Emergency state

1. Emergency state is particular legal regime of activities of state bodies and local self-government, and also their officials in all territory of the Republic of Armenia or its separate territories.

2. State of emergency is declared only in case of the direct danger menacing to the constitutional system of the Republic of Armenia including attempts of violent change or violent overthrow of the constitutional system of the Republic of Armenia, seizure of power, armed rebellions, mass riots, the national, race, religious conflicts which are followed by violent acts, acts of terrorism, capture or blockade of objects of special function, creation and activities of illegal armed groups, emergency situations.

3. State of emergency is declared only in cases when liquidation of the direct danger menacing to the constitutional system of the Republic of Armenia without it is not represented possible.

Article 2. Legal acts about emergency state

1. The relations connected with emergency state are regulated by the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, international treaties of the Republic of Armenia, this Law, other laws, the decision of the Government of the Republic of Armenia on the announcement of emergency state, the resolution of National Assembly, and also other legal acts provided by this Law.

Article 3. Procedure for the announcement of emergency state

1. According to article 1 of this Law, the Government of the Republic of Armenia declares state of emergency, undertakes all actions following from situation and addresses the people with the message about it.

2. The decision of the Government of the Republic of Armenia on the announcement of emergency state, and also change and the additions made to the decision without delay are published on public television, public radio and if it is impossible, then on other mass media. The decision of the Government of the Republic of Armenia on the announcement of emergency state becomes effective from the moment of publication if the decision of the Government of the Republic of Armenia does not provide later term of entry into force.

3. Heads diplomatically of representations, consular establishments and the international organizations accredited in the Republic of Armenia, secretaries general of the United Nations and Council of Europe, and also representation and the secretariats of the Republic of Armenia in the international organizations are without delay notified on the announcement of emergency state.

 

Article 4. Contents of the order of the Government of the Republic of Armenia about the announcement of emergency state

1. In the order of the Government of the Republic of Armenia about the announcement of emergency state are established:

1) the circumstances which formed the basis for the announcement of emergency state;

2) reasons for need of the announcement of emergency state;

3) borders of the territory on which state of emergency is declared;

4) actions, means and forces providing legal regime of emergency state;

5) temporarily limited rights and freedoms of physical persons and legal entities, and also amount of restrictions of the rights and freedoms according to requirements of article 7 of this Law;

6) the special state bodies created for emergency state according to article 8 of this Law and limits of their competence;

7) the state bodies and officials responsible for implementation of the actions applied in the conditions of emergency state;

8) number, month, year of the introduction of emergency state in force and terms of its action.

Article 5. Effective periods of emergency state

1. Effective period of the state of emergency declared on all territory of the Republic of Armenia cannot exceed 30 days, and in certain areas – 60 days.

2. After the termination of the terms specified regarding 1 this Article, emergency state stops. If before the termination of the specified circumstance terms, become the basis for the announcement of emergency state, are not eliminated, then the term of emergency state can be extended by the order of the Government of the Republic of Armenia according to the procedure, established by this Law for the announcement of emergency state, and for the term which is not exceeding the terms established by part of 1 this Article.

Article 6. Termination of emergency state

1. If the circumstances which formed the basis for the announcement of emergency state disappeared before the termination of effective period of emergency state, then emergency state stops the order of the Government of the Republic of Armenia which is subject to immediate publication on Public television, Public radio and if it is impossible, then through other mass media. The order of the Government of the Republic of Armenia becomes effective from the moment of its publication.

2. The national assembly can according to the procedure, established by the Constitutional law of the Republic of Armenia "Regulations of National assembly", repeal emergency state or to cancel implementation of the actions provided by legal regime of emergency state.

3. In case of cancellation by National assembly implementation of any separately action aimed at providing legal regime of emergency state further implementation of this action stops, and in case of cancellation of all actions aimed at providing legal regime of emergency state emergency state stops what the population is without delay notified in the press and other mass media on.

4. The resolution specified in part 2 of this Article becomes effective from the moment of its publication according to the procedure, established by part 5 of article 107 of the Constitutional law of the Republic of Armenia "Regulations of National assembly" and part of 1 this Article.

Article 7. The applied actions and temporary restriction of the rights and freedoms during emergency state

1. In case of the announcement of emergency state in the territory of emergency state for the period of emergency state the following events and temporary restriction of the rights and freedoms can be applied:

1) establishment of specific mode of restriction of the right to free movement, and also entrance (entrance) on the specified territory and exit (departure) from the specified territory, including restrictions for entrance (entrance) for the specified territory and exit (departure) from the specified territory of foreign citizens and stateless persons;

2) strengthening of protection of public order, the objects which are subject to the state protection and also critical public infrastructure and transport objects;

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