CALL FOR URGENT ACTION REQUEST OF ESTABLISHMENT OF A FACT-FINDING MISSION TO NAGORNO KARABAKH

We, a group of civil society organizations, referring to the 2003 UNESCO Declaration concerning the Intentional Destruction of Cultural Heritage, the 1954 Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its two Protocols, and the UN Security Council resolution 2347 (2017), condemn the deliberate damaging and destruction of Armenian cultural and religious […]

The NSS does not respect the constitutional order: Statement by NGOs

On February 10, 2021, the RA NSS Border Guard Troops made an announcement, according to which it is necessary to obtain the permission of the National Security Bodies for the journalists to work in uncertain parts of Syunik region. However, according to credible claims by journalists working on the ground, the Border Guard Troops began to apply these […]

To Facilitate Return of Armenian Prisoners of War and Civilians detained in the context of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict from the Azerbaijani Control

We, undersigned civil society organizations, respectfully request the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to engage actively in the protection of core rights of Armenian prisoners of war and civilians under the Azerbaijani control, to urge the Azerbaijani authorities to discontinue any action that puts their life and well-being under imminent risk and to […]

Statement: We demand from the Government of Armenia to ensure maximum transparency and accountability

– Taking into account the situation created in Armenia, Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) and South Caucasus as a result of the statement made by Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan on 9 November 2020 on ceasing destructive hostilities unleashed on 27 September 2020 by Azerbaijan against Nagorno-Karabakh with the support of Turkey and involvement of mercenary terrorists,  – the […]

Stop illegal actions by the NSS Investigation Department and NSS investigator against human rights defender Sashik Sultanyan

Based on Article 226 (“National, racial or religious hatred”), part 2, clause 1 of the  RA Criminal Code, i.e. “Actions aimed at the incitement of national, racial or religious hatred, at racial superiority or humiliation of national dignity”, committed “publicly or by mass media”, RA National Security Service Investigation Department investigator L. Tatoyan initiated a […]

REQEUST FOR URGENT ACTION on instances executions, torture and ill-treatment of Armenian civilians and servicemen by Azerbaijani armed forces personnel

In the urgent call for action issued on December 09 of 2020, addressed to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions and UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance respectively, the […]

Call for Immediate Action For he Exchange of Armenian Prisoners of War and Civilians and Return of the Corpses of Soldiers and Civilians from the Azerbaijani Control

26 November 2020 On 27 September 2020, the Azerbaijani armed forces launched a widespread aggression against the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (also known as Artsakh Republic). During 44 day armed conflict the Azerbaijani armed forces targeted densely populated communities and villages of Artsakh making use of heavy weaponry such as multiple rocket launchers “Smerch” and “Grad” as […]

Letter to UN Special Rapporteur on the Right of Everyone to the Enjoyment of the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health

As of 27 September 2020 and continuing today, Azerbaijan has launched a military attack which targets civilian populations and civilian infrastructure in Artsakh and different regions of Armenia, and which has resulted in civilian deaths, injuries, and displaced persons, fleeing from Artsakh to Armenia, where they are accommodated in hotels and with guest families. In […]