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ECHR orders Armenia and Azerbaijan to stop hostilities

Source : 112 Ukraine

Armenia applied to court to apply interim measures
21:51, 30 September 2020

European Court of Human Rights
European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in response to a request from Armenia, approved the measures by which it ordered Azerbaijan and Armenia to refrain from hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh region. The press center of the court reports.

“Considering that the current situation creates a risk of serious violations of the Convention, the ECHR (sitting as a chamber of seven judges) decided: to apply Rule 39 of the Rules of Court. In order to prevent such violations and in accordance with Rule 39, the Court called on Azerbaijan and Armenia to refrain from accepting any -or measures, in particular military actions, which may entail violations of the rights of the civilian population provided for by the Convention, including threats to life and health, and to fulfill their obligations under the Convention, "the message says.

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Earlier, on September 27, the Azerbaijani side fired on settlements, as well as military units in Karabakh. Then, the motorized rifle and tank units of the Azerbaijani army went on the offensive in the northern, southern and southeastern directions. The Armenian government has declared martial law in the country.

On the same day, the Republic of Armenia applied to the European Court of Human Rights with a request to apply an interim measure in accordance with Rule 39 of the Rules of Court in order to stop military attacks on civilian settlements along the line of contact of the Armed Forces of Armenia and Artsakh, to stop selective attacks and attacks on the civilian population. , civil objects and settlements.

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