Draft Law On Repatriation Developed


16:08 22/05/06

Union of public organizations Yerkir dealing with repatriation
developed a draft law “On repatriation,” Union Head Sevak Artsruni
told a press conference today.

In his words, the union addressed a letter to the National Assembly
in September, 2005 with a request to adopt the law on repatriation
and develop a national program on repatriation. The initial copy of
the draft law, submitted by union Yerkir, was not approved and asked
for further elaboration. The document was elaborated with the support
of Scientific Educational Fund Noravank and the Center for Strategic
and National Research. In Sevak Artsruni’s words, if the issue is
speculated in the political field, it will do more harm than good.

Speaking about the repatriation in financial and investment terms,
S. Artsruni said that the most danger comes not from oligarchs
of Armenia but low-level bureaucracy. In fact the process of
repatriation has already started, Artsruni says, but without legal
backing the repatriates are not sure that they won’t face problems
in the motherland.