Armenia’s Language Policy on Minorities’ Education Rights Based on the Reports of the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages

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Gergely Hladonik


Documents on the fundamental and linguistic rights of minorities in Europe were drawn up and adopted in the 1990s. These documents are The European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages and The European Charter of Local Self-Government. The correct application of the Charter is monitored by a Committee of Experts (COMEX). The Charter requires the states that have ratified the document to submit three-yearly reports on the implementation of the Charter. Armenia ratified the Charter in 2002. By accepting the Charter Armenia is responsible for submitting reports on which of their commitments have been achieved and to what extent. Since ratification, Armenia has submitted its fifth report.  The main aim of this article is to introduce what commitments has Armenia made by ratifying the Charter. Furthermore, analysis of the latest report prepared by the Committee of Experts and to what extent the commitments made in the Charter have been met and put into practice. Using the critical discursive analysis the researcher examined this report. The findings show that Armenia didn’t fulfil its expectations based on the report.

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