Politics 15:27 30/09/2020 Armenia

ECHR decides to apply interim measure against Azerbaijan based on Armenia’s request

With regard to the request of the Armenian government to apply interim measures under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has decided to apply it, Armenia’s representative before the ECHR said on Facebook.

In particular, considering that the current situation gives rise to a risk of serious violations of the Convention, the European court (a chamber of seven judges) decided to apply Rule 39.

With the view to preventing such violations and pursuant to Rule 39, the ECHR calls upon both Azerbaijan and Armenia to refrain from taking any measures, in particular military actions, which might entail breaches of the Convention rights of the civilian population, including putting their life and health at risk, and to comply with their engagements under the Convention, notably in respect of Article 2 (right to life) and Article 3 (prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment) of the Convention.

Both contracting parties are asked to inform the court, as soon as possible, of measures taken to comply with their obligations, the representative said.

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.”



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