Foreign citizens will not have right to own agricultural land in Armenia

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ARKA | 16 January 2018

Foreign citizens will not have right to own agricultural land in Armenia
 
YEREVAN--  A set of changes to Armenia’s Land Code, passed today by the parliament in the second and final reading, deprives foreign citizens of the right to own agricultural land in the country. 
 
First deputy justice minister Artur Hovhannisyan explained that the changes affect  both  foreign nationals and former citizens of Armenia who did not acquire or lost the special status of a foreign citizen in a timely manner. According to him, the changes are stipulated in the new edition of the Constitution.
 
He said  if citizens of Armenia are deprived of their citizenship,  the community in which they own  land plot will have the right  to put it out for a public auction and sell it within a year. The decision on the sale of land plot can also be made on the basis of a court ruling on a community petition.
 
In fact, as Hovhannisyan explained, if a person has emigrated to another country and adopted its citizenship, or if they are in Armenia, but do not have Armenian citizenship, then under the new rules their land plots will be alienated.
 
He noted that all data on citizens, as well as their property, will be constantly checked by the state register and other responsible structures for regular monitoring and verification.
 
"It should also be emphasized that the provision of the law applies only to agricultural land and will not extend to other real estate, including the houses of non-residents," Hovhannisyan said.
 
He said this problem can not be put off as  areas of uncultivated agricultural land, including in irrigated and high yielding regions are increasing in rural communities as their owners emigrated to other countries and many of them received their citizenship , while retaining ownership of land in Armenia
Original source: ARKA
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