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THE LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

ON THE LEGAL AND SOCIA-ECONOMIC GUARANTEES FOR THE PERSONS WHO HAD BEEN FORCIBLY DISPLACED FROM THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN IN 1988-1992 AND HAVE ACQUIRED THE CITIZENSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

06.12.2000
Non official translation
This law establishes the legal and socio-economic guarantees for the purpose of implementation of rights and protection of interests of the persons who had been forcibly displaced from the Republic of Azerbaijan in 1988 -1992 and have acquired the citizenship of the Republic of Armenia.

Article 1. The scope of the law.

The law is effective in relation to the persons who had been forcibly displaced from the Republic of Azerbaijan in 1988-1992 and have acquired the citizenship of the Republic of Armenia.

Article 2. The right to shelter.

The Government of the Republic of Armenia shall define the procedure of providing housing to the forcibly displaced persons who have acquired citizenship of the Republic of Armenia.

Article 3. Recognition of the FDPs as tenants of occupied housing.

Forcibly displaced persons who have acquired the citizenship of the Republic of Armenia and who for more than 3 years have been residing in housing, which belongs to the State Housing Resources shall be recognised as tenants of that housing, if other persons have no tenancy or other rights to these housing.

Article 4. Privatisation of the dormitories.

Dwelling space at dormitories, which belong to the state, budget-funded organisations, is privatised in favour of the forcibly displaced persons, who for more than 3 years have been residing in those dormitories and have acquired the citizenship of the Republic of Armenia.

The order of privatisation and the list of dormitories shall be established by the Government of the Republic of Armenia.

Article 5. Privileges established for persons residing in temporary dwellings.

Forcibly displaced persons who have acquired the citizenship of the Republic of Armenia and have been residing in temporary dwellings (hotels, dormitories, rest houses, sanatoriums etc.) shall be exempted from the established payment for housing, except for the electricity and public utilities. The loss accumulated during their stay at temporary dwellings shall be compensated from the state budget of the Republic of Armenia in accordance with regulations established by the Government of the Republic of Armenia.

Article 6. Compensation for the property left in Azerbaijan.

Should the issue of compensation for the property left by the forcibly displaced persons in the Republic of Azerbaijan be solved, those FDPs who have acquired the citizenship of the Republic of Armenia shall also be compensated the cost of the property left.

Article 7. Entry into force of the law.

This law shall enter into force from the moment of publication.

President of the Republic of Armenia
Robert Kocharyan

December 27, 2000
AL-120