Azerbaijan urgently appealed to the European Court of Human Rights to demand “provisional measuresAgainst Armenia, and in particular to summon it to put an end to its bombardments on civilian areas, the ECHR announced on Wednesday (October 28th).
The Court said in a statement that it had received on Tuesday “a request for an interim measure brought by Azerbaijan against Armenia”On the basis of article 39 of its regulations which allows it to take emergency measures when there is an imminent risk of irreparable damage.
Baku notably urges the ECHR to ask Armenia “to put an end to the fire of shells and missiles directed from its territory and the territories»Azerbaijani«busy” sure “residential areas, public places, cemeteries and other elements of civilian infrastructure in the territory of Azerbaijan», Indicates the press release of the Court.
“Violations of the rights” of civilian populations
On Tuesday, Azerbaijan accused Armenia of firing a missile at the Azerbaijani region of Barda, near the war-torn Nagorny Karabakh, having killed four civilians and left a dozen injured, claims Yerevan denied.
In its referral, Azerbaijan further requests that Armenia cease its “military, political, financial and other support provided” to the “criminal authorities in the occupied territories“, Asks that Armenia stop sending”its armed forces“In Azerbaijan and which it withdraws”its fighters illegally stationed“On its territory, again indicates the Court, which will examine”soon” the request.
Since the beginning of the conflict in the separatist region of Nagorno Karabakh, the two countries, members of the Council of Europe, have taken turns seizing the ECHR. At the end of September, the judicial arm of the Council of Europe, which sits in Strasbourg, warned the two countries against “rights violationsOf civilian populations. And a few days later, the ECHR called on all the actors in the conflict to show restraint in the face of “to the escalation of the conflict».
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