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National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia
AM - 0095 - Yerevan

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:


In the political groups

  • Member: Group of the European People's Party since 20/06/2022
  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 24/01/2022 to 19/06/2022

In the Assembly

  • since 24/01/2022 Representative - Armenia

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 24/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (since 23/01/2023)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (since 24/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Mr Vladimir VARDANYAN (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 24/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Mr Vladimir VARDANYAN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (since 26/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Mr Vladimir VARDANYAN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 26/01/2022 to 22/01/2023)


Last speeches

24/01/2023 | 11:05:59 Thank you, Chair. Dear colleagues, First of all, let me mention that we can have only facepalm and nothing more while hearing appraisal of democracy from a representative of one of the most autocratic countries of the world, which is fixed in all the reports of the international organisations. However, let me continue with my speech. Dear colleagues, International humanitarian law protects the dignity of persons involved in armed conflicts, both during their lifetime and after death, and... 21/06/2022 | 10:36:49 Thank you, Mr Chair. Distinguished members of the Assembly, My conclusion from the analysis of different conflicts, and especially from the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, is that the key to global security peace is democracy. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has arisen as a human rights issue. At this stage it is still a human rights issue which is being considered, which is being negotiated from one side by a society that is on the path of democracy, which is open, where it is very difficult to... 28/04/2022 | 16:05:27 Thank you, Mister Chair, Dear Colleagues, Democracy is an ultimate value and it is not accidental that the goal and the basis of the creation of the Council of Europe were upholding democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Unfortunately, democracy worldwide is experiencing difficult times. We should join our efforts for its safeguarding. The rapporteurs are right when stating that real democracy must be distinguished from the imitation of democracy, as real democracy envisages not only... 27/04/2022 | 18:30:20 Thank you, Ms Chair. Dear colleagues, One of the tools for combating corruption and organised crime is the confiscation of illicit profits and other criminal assets. But, why is it important to fight corruption and kleptocracy? It's crucial, as in my belief, corruption is a national security threat. It undermines democracy, hollows out the rule of law, having an impact on law enforcement bodies and the judicial systems, affects the state's effectiveness, affects the economic environment... 26/04/2022 | 19:22:43 Thank you, Mister Chair. Dear Colleagues,  Earlier today Mr Tiny KOX stated that he sees this platform as an agora rather than an arena. I do share this approach. Unfortunately, sometimes we use this respective platform as a battle field, forgetting the initial idea the Council of Europe is based on: the idea of gathering European nations together to find solutions to common problems, the idea of rebuilding and maintaining peace on a shattered continent, and the idea of upholding human rights...