Description: 

The “Analysis of Armenian Migration Legislation and Practice as Compared to EU Standards” was conducted by the IOM under the auspices of the Armenian Ministry of Justice and aims to study if and how the national legislation on migration is aligned with EU legislation.  

The analysis encompasses the whole cycle of migration starting with entry (including travel documents, visas), residence (employment, study, family migration) to exit, return, readmission and removal.  Irregular migration and human trafficking are also tackled on as well as integration and data protection and data collection.  The analysis is made from the prism of protection of migrants' rights and non-discrimination.  150 concrete recommendations are suggested in order to address the gaps.  
 
The study is IOM’s technical support to the “2012-2016 Action Plan for Implementation of the Concept for the Policy of State Regulation of Migration in the Republic of Armenia”.  

Prepared and published within the framework of the “Raising Awareness towards Possible Approximation of Armenian Legislation on Migration Management with EU Acquis” Project (funded by the IOM Development Fund), and “Strengthening Evidence-Based Management of Labour Migration in Armenia” Project (funded by the European Union).  

This publication has been issued without formal editing by the Publications Unit of IOM.

Table of contents: 
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgements
  • Background
  • Scope and methodology
  • Travel documents
  • Visas
  • General conditions of entry and border control
  • Study and research
  • Family and marriage
  • Migrants’ rights and non-discrimination
  • Integration
  • Asylum
  • Irregular migration
  • Human trafficking
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Annexes

This publication has been issued without formal editing by the Publications Unit of IOM.