Nagorno-Karabakh: affected civilians of both sides of conflict wait for peace and justice to come

18/07/2016
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As old as the Soviet Union collapse, one of the most disastrous conflicts in the region of the last 30 years, concerning the status of Nagorno-Karabakh, continues to kill. After an escalation of violence in April 2016, the deadliest since the ceasefire of 1994, and a closed meeting between the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan in May 2016 in Vienna, parties continue to accuse each other of cease-fire violations and no peace progress is in view.

The absence of independent international observation entails a lack of credible sources and leads to rumors and propaganda being spread about the number of casualties and their nature. FIDH studied comprehensively both Armenian and Azerbaijan sources and, based on the figures and facts confirmed by both sides, publishes a situation note denouncing the violations of international humanitarian and human rights law.

Read the situation note "Nagorno-Karabakh: Affected civilians of both sides of conflict wait for peace and justice to come".

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