Arevik Petrosyan

Arevik Petrosyan (born December 9, 1972, Leninakan [now Gyumri], Armenia[1]) is an Armenian politician and lawyer.

She graduated from Yerevan State University with a degree from the Department of Law with honors in 1994.[1] Continuing on with post-graduate studies at the same university, she was awarded a Ph.D. in law in 1997, her thesis being "Legal State: General Description, Principles of Organizing and Directions of Activity".[2]

From 1994 to 1999, Petrosyan held various positions in the office of the President of Armenia, before being appointed Deputy Minister of Justice, a post she held until 2002.[2] In 2002, she was appointed to the first of two terms as a deputy Chairperson of the Council of Civil Service, the second beginning in 2007.[2] On May 12, 2007, she was elected to the National Assembly as a member of the Prosperous Armenia party.[2] One of the leaders of Prosperous Armenia,[3] she was elected Vice President of the National Assembly on November 12.[2] As of March 2010, this is the highest Armenian government position ever held by a woman.[4] On October 7, 2010, she gave up the office to another member of her party[2][5] at the instigation of Prosperous Armenia.[6][7] On December 8, President Serzh Sargsyan appointed Petrosyan to the Constitutional Court of Armenia.[1][5]


  1. ^ a b c "Arevik Petrosyan". Constitutional Court of Armenia.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Arevik Petrosyan". National Assembly of Armenia.
  3. ^ Lansford, Tom (2012). Political Handbook of the World 2012. SAGE. p. 70. ISBN 9781608719952.
  4. ^ Gayane Abrahamyan (March 26, 2010). "Long Way to Go for Armenia's Women". Institute for War and Peace Reporting.
  5. ^ a b "Arevik Petrosyan appointed member of Armenian Court of Cassation". December 8, 2010.
  6. ^ "Why did Arevik Petrosyan resign?".
  7. ^ "Arevik Petrosyan surprised at her possible appointment as RA CC member". October 4, 2010.