Armenia

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.

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Official country information

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced
2015 Not available Not available Not available
2014 0 0 0
2013 Not available Not available Not available
2012 Not available Not available Not available
2011 Not available Not available Not available
2010 Not available Not available Not available
2009 Not available Not available Not available

Civil society information

Overview of incidents reported by civil society

Bias Motivation Attacks Against People Attacks Against Property
Violent Attacks Threats
Bias against LGBT people540
Total540
Grand Total9

Bias against LGBT people
  • Pink ArmeniaHuman Rights Watch (HRW) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported a physical assault carried out by a group that caused serious injuries to two transgender people; and a series of threats against LGBT activistsPink Armenia and the UNHCR also reported a physical assault on a gay man in a military hospital; and threats against an LGBT activist. Pink Armenia reported an additional physical assault by a group on a transgender person, during which the victim’s phone was stolen; two physical assaults on gay men; and two incidents of threats against LGBT people and activists.

IGO information

Developments

Racism and xenophobia
  • In its fourth report on Armenia, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recommended that alleged racist, homophobic and transphobic motivations be considered in the investigation of violent incidents from their very beginning.

Bias against LGBT people
  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) supported a training event addressing hate crimes against LGBT people for the employees of the Asylum and Legal Units of the State Migration Service of Armenia.

ODIHR key observations

ODIHR observes that Armenia has not reported reliable statistics on hate crimes to ODIHR.