military aggression unleashed by the armed forces of Azerbaijan against
Stepanakert and other civilian settlements distorts all the values underlying
the modern human rights protection system. The Human Rights Defender Ms. Anahit
Manasyan calls on international organizations and actors with a mandate to
protect human rights in order to take immediate steps.
According to open sources, the Azerbaijani armed forces are using various
large-caliber weapons against the civilian population, including artillery. In
this regard, alerts were also received in the Human Rights Defender’s office.
The Defender especially emphasizes that the aggressive behavior of the armed
forces of Azerbaijan grossly violates the principles of international law,
poses a real threat to the right to life and security of the civilian
population, as well as other fundamental rights. The Defender reminds once
again that no political and territorial circumstances can prevail the protection
of human rights.
Human rights must be paramount in all situations and in every corner of the
world. The Defender calls on the entire human rights community to unite around
the realization of this goal and prevent the distortion of the modern human