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Name: Law HO-193-N of 16 December 2015 to Amend and Supplement the Law on Refugees and Asylum.
Country: Armenia
Subject(s): Human rights; Social assistance and services; Migrant workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2015-12-16
Entry into force:
ISN: ARM-2015-L-101980
Bibliography: Legislation On-Line Legislation On-Line Armenian Legal Information System ARLIS, Armenia PDF in Armenian PDF in Armenian (consulted on 2016-05-27)
Abstract/Citation: Rephrases part 5 of article 7 (Asylum for family and reunion of family) supplementing it with part 6; also changes the wording of article 8 (Asylum seekers and refugees with special needs), articles 14 (Terms of life sustenance), 32 (RA state authorities competent in asylum issues), 34 (Competencies of migration authority) supplementing it with new sub-paragraphs 8.1, 8.2, also part 1 of article 35 (Competencies of authority of national security), articles 36, 37, 38 concerning the competencies of state bodies and law enforcement bodies, articles 46 (Request for an asylum), 50 (Guarantees for asylum seekers with special needs), 51 (Interview), 53 (Procedures of termination and suspension of the status of refugee), 59 (Double submission of the application for an asylum).
Adds new article 16.1 (Right to free of charge juridical support), also a new paragraph to part 1 of article 9 (Not returning back (not "refouler")), new paragraph to article 24 (Right to asylum), new part 4 to article 31 (Ensuring of rights of asylum seekers and refugees by stat and non-governmental bodies), new paragraph to article 47 (Application for an asylum); also supplements the law with new article 52.1 (Accelerated procedure of granting an asylum).
Also introduces minor changes to articles 1, 11, 12, 25, 42, 45, 49, 52, 55, 56, 61.
Part 2 of article 14 enters into force on 1 January 2016.
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