Human rights in Armenia

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Human rights in Armenia tend to be better than those in most former Soviet Republics and have drawn closer to acceptable standards, especially economically.[1][2] Still, there are several considerable problems.

LGBT rights in Armenia[change | change source]

Homosexuality has been legal in Armenia since 2003.[3] However, even though it has been decriminalized, the situation of local lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) citizens has not changed substantially. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in Armenia have yet to be claimed and acquired. Homosexuality remains a taboo topic in parts of Armenian society as the nation trails other European nations in promoting LGBT rights. There is, moreover, no legal protection for LGBT persons whose human rights are violated regularly.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Human Freedom Index". Cato Institute. Retrieved 2018-11-19.
  2. "Country profiles" (PDF).
  3. "State-sponsored Homophobia A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-07-17. Retrieved 2021-11-06.
  4. Armenian Gays Face Long Walk to Freedom Archived 2012-10-10 at the Wayback Machine
  5. "Armenia's Animosity Towards Gays". Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2015-04-24.