Armenia has not reported hate crime data to ODIHR. Armenia's hate crime laws consist of a combination of general and specific penalty-enhancement provisions. Hate crime data are collected by the police, the General Prosecutor's Office and the Ombudsman's Office.
In its "Concluding observations on the combined seventh to eleventh periodic reports of Armenia," the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recommended the introduction of a separate definition of hate crime, and its prohibition in Armenian criminal law.
ODIHR observes – in the context of the disparity between reported official and IGO/NGO information – that reliable data can only be collected through mechanisms that capture all cases reported to law enforcement, and that victims should be encouraged to report hate crimes.