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Consequences of criminalization of grave insults. The problematic approaches of the legislator and the Constitutional Court

On 30 July, 2021, the National Assembly adopted the law by establishing criminal liability for grave insult. The RA Constitutional Court recognized Article 137.1 of the Criminal Code as conforming to the Constitution. Meanwhile, it should be noted that insult and defamation were decriminalized in Armenia in 2010. Thus, it turned out that the Constitutional Court, being called to ensure the supremacy of the Constitution, was driven to the political motives of the legislative and executive authorities, forming a dangerous jurisprudence of the permissibility of restrictions on the rights of freedom of speech and expression of opinion. With this study, “Luys” Foundation has made an attempt to highlight the problematic conclusions made in the decision of the Constitutional Court. The study proves that both Article 137.1 of the RA Criminal Code and the legal positions justifying the criminalization of grave insult by the Constitutional Court lead to deep dangers of violating the right to freedom of expression guaranteed by Article 42 of the Constitution. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


Global Gender Gap Index in the RA (2021)

The study of indicators and indices published by international organizations allows to address two important problems. First, to assess the performance of the RA in the given period with the help of comprehensive numerical measures, as well as to make intertemporal comparisons in order to understand whether the country moves in the desirable direction. Second, to compare the performance of the RA with other countries to ascertain Armenia’s relative position in the region and Eurasian Economic Union. These results are important, since they help to derive the comprehensive assessment of the economic situation, which is needed both for the public and the private sector. The present analysis is aimed at addressing the foregoing problems. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


The social-economic developments in the economy of the RA for January-June 2022

In the present analysis, given the data published by the Statistical Committee of the RA, we study the recent social-economic developments in the economy of the RA. In particular, we consider the cumulative indicator of economic activity of the given month, its sectoral distribution, as well as the dynamics of individual sectors of the economy. We also analyze economic developments in the foreign trade, labour market and fiscal system of the RA. In addition, some aspects of the financial system (inflation, deposits and loans), as well as the behaviour of the exchange rate, are touched upon. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


Medium-term public expenditure framework for 2023-2025

The primary document that defines the medium-term (that is, for the upcoming three years) objectives of the government of the RA is the framework of public medium-term expenditures (MTEF), which is at the same time one of the main tools for fiscal policy communication. The effective use of the MTEF for that purpose is especially important in both crisis and post-crisis periods, as it can give policy signals to economic agents, positively affect expectations and decrease the uncertainty in the economy. The present analysis is aimed at exploring the MTEF for 2023-2025, in particular the structure of the program, the main macroeconomic forecasts and directions of fiscal policy, which reflect the government's expectations regarding the further development of the economic situation as well as government actions to ensure a rapid economic recovery. Since the government's debt burden exceeded the legal limit in 2020, the analysis also considers the government's debt reduction revised program for 2022-2026. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


Luys Foundation Annual Report - 2021

During the reporting period, the Luys Foundation team carried out large-scale analytical-research work, covering a wide variety of topics.Our focus is on the current developments in law, economy, politics, international relations. During the year, our team published about 70 researches, in which not only the existing problems and challenges were analyzed, but also appropriate solutions were sought and suggested. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


The social-economic developments in the economy of the RA for January-May 2022

In the present analysis, given the data published by the Statistical Committee of the RA, we study the recent social-economic developments in the economy of the RA. In particular, we consider the cumulative indicator of economic activity of the given month, its sectoral distribution, as well as the dynamics of individual sectors of the economy. We also analyze economic developments in the foreign trade, labour market and fiscal system of the RA. In addition, some aspects of the financial system (inflation, deposits and loans), as well as the behaviour of the exchange rate, are touched upon. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


On the annual report for the year 2021 of the Audit Chamber of the RA

This reference summarizes the annual report for the year 2021 of the Audit Chamber of the Republic of Armenia on audits selected via risk-based methodology. In particular, the reference presents the general description of the above-mentioned audits (areas of auditing, types, nature of registered violations, etc.), as well as the most significant facts of the audits included in the annual report. Full material is only available in Armenian․

  


On the execution report of the state budget of the RA of 2021

The objective of the present analysis is to assess the execution of the state budget of the RA in the given period. First, we describe the general state of the economy of the RA, namely the driving forces of economic activity, the developments in individual sectors of the economy, the behavior of the components of the demand – consumption and investment – and so on. Afterwards, we analyze the performance of government revenues and expenditures by comparing the actual and planned values of the respective indicators. We conclude the analysis by summarizing the main observations and results. Full material is only available in Armenian․

  


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