Lusine Sargsyan graduated with a BA in English and Communications program from the American University of Armenia. She has interned at Armenia's diplomatic missions, including the Embassy of Armenia to the United Kingdom and the Permanent Mission of Armenia to the United Nations. As an aspiring lawyer, Lusine is interested in covering a wide range of human rights issues in Armenia.
Amnesty is practiced in countries where judicial independence is weak or compromised and courts are among the most mistrusted institutions. This year, the ninth amnesty was announced in Armenia. Considering its timing and the stakeholders it affects, some argue that it was politically motivated.
Will Armenia be able to turn the tide on migration? According to a 2015 UN Report, Armenia’s population is projected to decrease to 2.7 million by 2050. Following the Velvet Revolution, however, the ominous demographic situation is starting to show some positive developments.
A recent ruling by the ECHR has brought up the issue of the proper application of eminent domain once again. While the state has the right to exercise eminent domain, it also has a responsibility to guarantee that the purpose is to benefit society, not narrow business interests.