Artur Baghdasaryan is an Armenian politician and former Chairman of the National Assembly of Armenia and a former Secretary of the National Security Council of Armenia.
Artur Baghdasaryan was born November 8, 1968 in Yerevan.
In 1985, he completed the “K. Abovian” Secondary School in Yerevan.
In 1985 he entered and in 1992 completed the Law Faculty of Yerevan State University.
In 1988- 1989 he served in the army.
From 1989 until 1993 he worked at the editorial offices of the newspaper “Avangard” as a Correspondent, Head of Department, and Deputy Editor-in-Chief.
In November 1993 he was elected the Vice-Chairman, Shengavit Community Council, Executive Committee.
From 1994 until 1997 he studied at and completed with honors the Academy of Civil Service of the President of the Russian Federation.
In 1995 he defended his Candidates Thesis and received the degree of Candidate of Legal Sciences.
On July 5, 1995, Mr. Baghdasaryan was elected Deputy of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia of the First Convocation from the Shengavit Electoral District 5.
In September 1995 he was elected the Chairman, Union of Lawyers and Political Scientists of the Republic of Armenia.
In 1997, in Moscow, he defended his doctoral dissertation and received the degree of Doctor of Legal Sciences.
In March 1998 he was elected the Chairman of the Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia.
In June 1998 he was elected the Head of the Party “Orinats Yerkir” (Rule of Law).
On May 30, 1999 he was elected Deputy of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia of the 2nd
Convocation from the Shengavit Electoral District Number 21, and in September 1999 was the Head of the “Orinats Yerkir” Faction of the National Assembly.
In 2000 Mr. Baghdasaryan was chosen as the Chairman of the Board of the French University of Armenia, and in 2002 of the European Regional Academy in the Caucuses.
From 2001-2003 he was a member of the Standing Commission on Foreign Relations of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia.
On May 25, 2003 he was elected a Deputy of the Third Convocation of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia.
From June 12, 2003 to May 29, 2006 Mr. Baghdasaryan was the Chairman of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia.
He is the author of a number of scientific monographs and more than 100 scientific and analytical articles.
He is married and has two children.