The European Court for Human Rights has begun examining the complaint lodged by Shnogh and Teghout Villagers vs. Armenia, as the official website of the Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor Office informs. Under this source, on 18 March 2014 the European Court for Human Rights addressed questions to the Armenian Government based on the complaints lodged by Teghut and Shnogh villagers, Lori Region, - Rusayel, Zhenik, Shaghak and V. Mashinyans, L. Ramazyan, L. Alikhanyan, R. Meliqsetyan, A. Alikhanyan etc.
Reminder: in November 2007 the Armenian Government adopted resolution 1278-N (the changing the category of land areas for the implementation of Teghut copper and molybdenum mine development project) and 1279-N(recognizing eminent domain over some land areas within the administrative boundaries of Shnogh and Teghout villages, Lori Region, and changing the category of land areas), which laid down that eminent domain was recognized over 81.483 ha in Shnogh and Teghut, as well as over forest areas. The residents have been proposed very low compensation for their land areas – from 37 to 65 AMD for one sq. meter, while the cadastral price of the aforementioned land areas has been 222 AMD for many years.
August 07, 2014 at 18:39