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.
Couples who have struggled with infertility, sometimes turn to surrogate mothers to have a child of their own. With continuing economic hardship in Armenia, policymakers and health professionals need to address issues in the current legislation that may leave women who choose to become surrogates vulnerable.
Year after year international reports raise red flags about labor rights in Armenia even when on paper, labor laws are considered to be relatively sufficient. Expectations are high from the new government in terms of ending a number of ills society has been plagued with but what are the common abuses of the labor law and what are the solutions?