Law 19:07 29/09/2020 Armenia

Armenia submitted new evidence to ECHR for interim measure in respect of Azerbaijan

Armenia has submitted significant volume of evidence to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over the past 24 hours, proving that Azerbaijani forces have targeted civilians, civilian objects and settlements in Artsakh and Armenia. As the Representative of Armenia at the ECHR reported, the new evidence comes to once again substantiate its request to apply interim measures in respect of Azerbaijan.

To remind, the Armenian government requested the court to indicate to the Azerbaijani government, under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court (interim measures), as follows:

. to cease the military attacks towards the civilian settlements along the entire line of contact of the armed forces of Armenia and Artsakh;
. to stop indiscriminate attacks;
. to stop targeting civilian population, civilian objects and settlements.”

The request was lodged under the application number 42521/20 and is currently being examined.

Under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court, the ECHR may indicate interim measures to any state party to the European Convention on Human Rights. Interim measures are urgent measures which, according to the court’s well-established practice, apply only where there is an imminent risk of irreparable harm.



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