Constitution of the Republic of Armenia (1995, as amended 2015) (excerpts related to state of emergency) (English)
Constitution of the Republic of Armenia
Article 76. Restrictions of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms in Emergency Situations
or during Martial Law
In a state of emergency or during martial law, fundamental rights and freedoms of the human
being and the citizen, with the exception of those stipulated by Articles 23–26, 28–30, 35–37,
Paragraph 1 of Article 38, Paragraph 1 of Article 41, Paragraph 1, the first sentence of
Paragraph 5, and Paragraph 8 of Article 47, Article 52, Paragraph 2 of Article 55, Articles 56,
61, and 63–72 of the Constitution, may be temporarily suspended or subjected to additional
restrictions in the manner stipulated by law to the extent required by the situation, subject to
the international commitments undertaken with respect to derogations from commitments in
emergency situations or during martial law.
Article 90. Term of Office of the National Assembly
4. If, for reason of martial law or a state of emergency, the election of the National Assembly
has been held in the time period stipulated by Paragraph 2 of Article 91 of the Constitution,
then the term of office of the incumbent National Assembly shall end and the term of office of
the newly-elected National Assembly shall start at the moment of opening the first session of
the National Assembly, convened on the second Monday following the formation of the
newly-elected National Assembly.
Article 91. Regular Election of the National Assembly
2. During martial law or a state of emergency, an election of the National Assembly shall not
be held. In this case, the regular election of the National Assembly shall be held no earlier
than 50 and no later than 65 days after the end of the state of emergency or martial law.
Article 115. Expressing Non-Confidence in the Prime Minister
4. During martial law or a state of emergency, a draft decision of the National Assembly on
expressing non-confidence in the Prime Minister may not be presented or deliberated.
Article 120. State of Emergency
1. In the event of an imminent threat to the constitutional order, the Government shall declare
a state of emergency and take measures appropriate in the situation and address the people
2. In case of declaration of a state of emergency, a special sitting of the National Assembly
shall be convened immediately by virtue of law.
3. The National Assembly may, by majority vote of the total number of parliamentarians,
terminate the state of emergency or cancel the implementation of measures prescribed by
the legal regime of a state of emergency.
4. The legal regime of a state of emergency shall be stipulated by a law adopted by majority
vote of the total number of parliamentarians.
Article 208. Prohibition of Conducting a Referendum
A referendum shall not be conducted during martial law or a state of emergency.