The human rights report titled “Armenian Operations in Karabakh: Human Rights Violations and Monitoring of Violations” drafted by the Human Rights and Equality Institution of Türkiye (HREIT) Karabakh Observation Group, of which Constitutional Law department head Assoc. Prof. Murat Tümay is a member, has been published.
The Report focuses on the violations originating from Armenia and their consequences, which were heavily reflected on the public agenda during the occupation and conflicts. It discusses the violations that occurred during the Second Karabakh War both within the framework of the international legislation on armed conflicts and the rights and fundamental freedoms protected under the European Convention on Human Rights.
The research contained in the report is mainly based on the documents, information and evaluations obtained directly by the Karabakh Human Rights Observation Group through its visit to Azerbaijan, both in meetings with relevant official institutions and individuals and in its visit to Karabakh. In the preparation of the report, published academic studies, official reports and press releases on these issues were also examined.
This report, which was prepared based on the investigations of the Human Rights Observation Group during the Second Karabakh War and after the armed conflicts, focuses on the actions of Armenia during the occupation of Karabakh and their legal qualities; the actions of Armenia in the Second Karabakh War and their legal character; the follow-up procedure of the violations; determinations on the prosecution of real persons with criminal responsibility for the actions taken in the said periods, and the issues that pose the risks of creating humanitarian crises in terms of serious violations of human rights in the current situation. In this context, it offers suggestions for mitigating or solving the problems. In this respect, the report concludes that the acts committed by Armenia in the region are at the level of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
You can view the report by clicking here.