Politics 17:50 16/02/2017 NKR

Artsakh Ombudsman: People cannot be denied their fundamental rights due to political status of a territory

People cannot be denied their fundamental human rights, irrespective of the political status of a territory they reside, Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Artsakh Ruben Melikyan stated in Brussels on Thursday at the meeting with representatives of European non-governmental organizations specialized in human rights issues.

In Melikyan’s words, people cannot be deprived of their rights also because “human rights are universal, and there cannot be more or less universal rights for different people,” adding the approach is shared by many partners throughout Europe. 
 
To note, Artsakh Ombudsman is paying visit to Brussels with the support of AGBU – Europe, where he has hold number of meetings with representatives of European structures, EU MEPs and members of the European Human Rights community. 

In his speech Melikyan reflected on the general situation of the human rights in the Nagorno Karabakh Republic (NKR) and presented the findings of Artsakh Ombudsman’s second interim report on atrocities committed by Azerbaijan during the 2016 April war.

Melikyan specifically stressed the need for Europe’s engagement with Artsakh, citing the term “Lack of Europe in Karabakh” to illustrate the fact that the territory is the only place throughout Europe where no international human rights monitoring mechanism is operating. 

“By saying cooperation we do not mean only at the official level but also at the level of civil society. We are open to cooperate with European non-governmental organizations in the sphere of human rights,” Melikyan said, expressing readiness to launch relevant discussions for those kinds of activity in Karabakh.

Speaking of the April war unleashed by Azerbaijan, Melikyan touched upon the humanitarian aspect of the Azerbaijani aggression, rejecting the idea the case is of a merely political nature.

“According to our survey data, security remains the top priority concern for the overwhelming majority of Artsakh population. Thus, April war is about security.  There are many contradictory reports about those events but unfortunately there has been no independent report on what has happened there,” Melikyan stressed

Artsakh Ombudsman’s speech was followed by a question and answer session with the audience.



Source Panorama.am
Share |
Տեքստում սխալ կամ վրիպակ նկատելու դեպքում, ուղարկեք խմբագրին հաղորդագրություն` նշելով տվյալ սխալը, այնուհետև սեղմելով Ctrl-Enter:

Newsfeed

14:46
Renowned Armenian writer and dramatist Perch Zeytuntsyan dies aged 79
Armenian playwright, dramatist and screenwriter Perch Zeytuntsyan has died today at around 5 a.m., the President of Writers' Union of...
14:45
2017 Summer Universiade kicks off in Taipei
The 29th Summer Universiade, taking place from 19 August to 30, kicked off in Taipei, Taiwan with 131 participant states and 7,639 athletes...
14:01
Artsakh economic activity index increases by 15%
The economic activity index (EAI) in Artsakh in June 2017 made up 113.9% to compare with the June of the previous year and 142.5% to compare...
12:22
Air temperature to reach 38 °C in Yerevan today
No precipitation is predicted in the territory of Armenia on August 21-25, the Hydro-Meteorological Service of the RA Ministry of Emergency...
11:56
Assad says Turkey not partner or guarantor for Syria
Syrian President Bashar Assad said on Sunday that Damascus does not consider Ankara as its partner or a guarantor state of Syrian settlement as...
11:27
Armenian chess player among the leaders at veteran tournament in Spain
Karen Movsisyan of Armenian is placed second at the 17th European Senior Chess Championship (50+) for Men ahead of the final round, the National...
11:10
No Armenians suffered during Damascus mortar attack
No Armenian diplomats have suffered during the mortar attack near an international exhibition complex in the Syrian capital, Damascus, Twitter...
19:09
Armenia weather: Temperature to rise by 3-4 degrees in coming days
On August 20-24, no precipitation is predicted in the territory of Armenia, according to a report by the Hydro-Meteorological Service of...
18:51
Large asteroid to safely pass Earth on Sept. 1
A large near-Earth asteroid will pass safely by our planet on September 1, at a distance of seven million kilometers, or about 18 Earth-Moon...
18:07
Armenia saw inflation in food products in second quarter of 2017
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) stood at 101.3% in the second quarter of the current year, compared to the 98.3% for the indicated period of 2016...
17:17
Turkey’s Erdogan to visit Azerbaijan in September
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to pay official visits to several states at the end of August and early September, Ermenihaber...
16:33
Medical tourism on the rise in Armenia, surgeon says
Armenia has seen an increase in the inbound tourism flows to the country for medical reasons especially during the summer season, an Armenian...
14:52
Finland killings: Stabbings in Turku a 'terror attack'
Police in Finland say they believe the killing of two people in the south-western city of Turku on Friday was a terrorist attack, BBC reports....
14:26
Azerbaijani forces fire over 3300 shots towards Armenian positions over past week
The Azerbaijani forces continued violating the ceasefire along the Line of Contact between Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (Artsakh/NKR) and...
14:07
Fallen hero Adam Sahakyan would turn 21 today
An old yard and a small house on Abovyan street in Yerevan– this is where hero Adam Sahakyan spent his childhood and adolescence,...
12:35
Film about Aram Khachaturian to be shot in Russia
One of the film production companies in Russia is preparing to shoot a feature film about renowned Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian,...
11:53
Hollywood actor John Malkovich to visit Armenia
World famous Hollywood actor John Malkovich is set to visit Armenia to attend the solemn opening ceremony of the 5th Aram Khachaturian...
11:32
Armenia’s Levon Aronian wins Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz
Rapid and Blitz competition, which was the fourth stop on the Grand Chess Tour 2017 taking place at Saint Louis, US, is officially over, with...
19:35
Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats were enemies of Turkey and called on...
19:00
Syria: Armenian family that fled Raqqa describe years of living under IS
An Armenian family shared their experience of living under the control of self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) in Syria before they managed to...
18:24
President holds meeting to discuss preparations for Sixth Armenia-Diaspora Forum and establishment of Pan-Armenian Council
Today President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan held a meeting to discuss the preparations for the forthcoming Sixth Armenia-Diaspora Forum and...
17:47
Levon Aronian leads Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz with combined score
The ten GMs have played nine rounds of Blitz chess at Rapid and Blitz competition, which is the fourth stop on the Grand Chess Tour 2017 taking...
16:59
Police arrest fourth person over Catalonia attacks
A fourth person was arrested on Friday in connection with the attacks in northeastern Spain that killed 14 and wounded 130, Catalan police said...
16:54
Wine, brandy production volumes increase in Armenia
“The volumes of wine production have increased by 30% in Armenia, with the brandy production seeing a 61% rise,” Chairman of the...
16:04
Georgia asks Ukraine to extradite ex-president Saakashvili
The Georgian Prosecutor’s Office has sent a formal request to the law enforcement agencies in some countries, including Ukraine, for the...
15:30
Catholicos of All Armenians sends condolences to King of Spain over Barcelona attack
On August 18, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, sent a letter of condolence to the King of Spain...
15:14
“I do not know what comes next” – Armenians in Barcelona worried following deadly attack
“The traffic is currently stopped at the center of Barcelona,” an Armenian citizen living in Barcelona for many years, told...
14:25
Armenian church in Turkey to be restored, turned into cultural center
The Armenian church in Akşehir town of Turkey's Konya Province will be restored. After its restoration, the church will become a...
13:47
President Sargsyan offers condolences to King of Spain over Barcelona terror attack
President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan sent a letter of condolences to King Felipe VI of Spain on the terrorist attack in Barcelona that claimed...
13:38
Many tourists visit Armenia to take part in barbecue fest, tourism committee official says
“The barbecue festival can already be considered an international event in terms of both the foreign pavilions and a high number of...

Follow us and get updates!

Most popular articles

{"core.blocks.header.spell_message1":"Selected mistake: ","core.blocks.header.spell_message2":"Send a message about the mistake?"}