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February 20, 2004




 

Matters of the Heart: The “prenup” comes to Armenia in new code on the family

If you are a 16-year-old girl and decide to marry (which is not a rare phenomenon these days) then you must wait at least one year to conform with the law in Armenia and to have the marriage legally registered.

Under a new Family Code proposed by the Government, which aims to update legislation on marriage, future newlyweds will be encouraged to organize not only their romantic affairs but their financial relationship too

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Medical Malpractice: Writers' Union accuses district government of stealing its hospital

“The plunder of cultural places has begun, all the moral resources of our country have been exhausted. This is another disgrace to our republic.”

With these words, Levon Ananyan, the President of the Union of Writers, condemned the sale of a polyclinic that had treated the organization's 400 members without charge for 44 years.

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Measure of Confidence: Opposition steps up pressure for a referendum on Kocharyan's presidency

A boycott of the National Assembly by deputies from the oppositional Ardarutiun (Justice) and Azgayin Miabanutiun (National Unity) parties has been continuing for nearly three weeks in an effort to force a referendum on the rule of President Robert Kocharyan.

The 25 deputies insist that they will not return to Parliament until the ruling majority confirms that it is prepared to start debates on the adoption of a referendum law.

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Sweet Message: Cancer awareness campaign says it with chocolates

A new fundraising campaign aims to raise public awareness of breast cancer in Armenia by publicizing its message on specially created chocolate boxes.

The Armenian-American Wellness Center in Yerevan (AAWC) hopes the pink heart-shaped boxes will be prized for its symbolism as well as the taste of its contents.

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Matters of the Heart: The “prenup” comes to Armenia in new code on the family

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Medical Malpractice: Writers' Union accuses district government of stealing its hospital

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Ombudsman Appointed

Ombudsmanship proves to be women's job in South Caucasus. Larisa Alaverdyan, Armenia's first ombudsman, was appointed by President Kocharyan, Thursday, February 19. Armenia is the third country of the region to appoint a woman for this position of human rights protector.

 





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