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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

of December 29, 2006 No. ZR-258

About legal regime of warlike situation

(The last edition from 29-11-2017)

Accepted by National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on December 5, 2006

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Legal regime of warlike situation

The warlike situation – it performed is exclusive in case of armed attack to the Republic of Armenia, direct threat of it or declaration of war temporary action which represents particular legal regime of activities of state bodies and local self-government, the organizations, and resolves establishment of certain restrictions of the rights and freedoms of legal entities, citizens of the Republic of Armenia, foreign citizens and persons which do not have nationality and imposing on them additional obligations.

Article 2. Legal basis of the announcement of warlike situation

The legal basis for the announcement of warlike situation are the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, this Law, and also the general principles and rules of international law about the Legal basis of the announcement of warlike situation.

Article 3. Purpose of the announcement of warlike situation

The purposes of the announcement of warlike situation are creation of the most favorable conditions for carrying out mobilization of armed forces and economy of the Republic of Armenia, to resist to armed attack to the Republic of Armenia or to prevent its direct threat, and also to provide normal activities of state bodies and local government bodies and protection of life and safety of people in the conditions of warlike situation.

Chapter 2. Circumstances and procedure for the announcement of warlike situation

Article 4. The circumstances forming the basis for the announcement of warlike situation

1. Martial law is declared only in case of availability of such circumstances which threaten directly sovereignty, safety, territorial integrity of the Republic of Armenia and caused by them lives and safety of citizens, and elimination of these circumstances is impossible without acceptance of emergency measures.

2. The circumstances specified in part one of this Article are:

a) invasion of armed forces of other state on the territory of the Republic of Armenia, capture of any territory of the Republic of Armenia as a result of this invasion;

b) availability of direct threat of invasion on the territory of the Republic of Armenia armed forces of other state;

c) bombing of the territory of the Republic of Armenia by armed forces of other state;

d) attack of armed forces of other state on armed forces or other troops of the Republic of Armenia, regardless of their location;

e) actions of other state which allow the third state to use the territory for implementation of armed attack to the Republic of Armenia;

e) the armed approaches of the armed groups, separatist forces or mercenaries sent to the territory of the Republic of Armenia by other state or acting from his name.

To the Republic of Armenia also any other actions of armed forces of other state or preparation for them, and also other actions performed in case of violation of the general principles and regulations of articles of organization of the united nations or international law which create real threat for sovereignty, safety and territorial integrity of the Republic of Armenia, inclusive, declaration of war to the Republic of Armenia can be considered as armed attack.

Article 5. Announcement of warlike situation

1. Martial law is declared by the Government of the Republic of Armenia in cases of armed attack to the Republic of Armenia, availability of direct danger of it and declaration of war.

2. In case of the announcement of warlike situation force of the right without delay convenes special meeting of National assembly of the Republic of Armenia. The national assembly can repeal warlike situation according to the procedure, established by the Constitutional law of the Republic of Armenia "Regulations of National assembly".

3. In case of the announcement of the warlike situation Government of the Republic of Armenia addresses the people with the message and can call to the partial or complete colors.

Article 6. Contents of the order of the Government of the Republic of Armenia Armenia about the announcement of warlike situation

1. In the order of the Government of the Republic of Armenia about the announcement of warlike situation shall be established:

a) the circumstances which formed the basis for the announcement of warlike situation;

b) reasons for need of the announcement of warlike situation;

c) territory borders where martial law is declared;

d) the means and forces providing legal regime of warlike situation;

e) the list of temporary restrictions of the rights and freedoms of citizens of the Republic of Armenia and the foreign citizens who do not have nationality of persons, the organizations; the applied measures, and also the additional obligations assigned to them;

e) the special state bodies and framework of their competences created during warlike situation;

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