Western Azerbaijan Community calls on PACE to monitor rights of Azerbaijanis exiled from Armenia
Baku, March 3, AZERTAC
The Western Azerbaijan Community has called on the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to monitor the right of return for Azerbaijanis exiled from Armenia, the press-service of the Community said.
Armenia’s driving Azerbaijanis from their lands and denying them secure and dignified return home constitutes a serious violation of this country’ human rights obligations under the Council of Europe, including the European Convention on Human Rights and Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
The Western Azerbaijan Community believes that rights of the Azerbaijani exiled from Armenia must be a subject of monitoring procedure on the Armenia’s PACE obligations.
The Western Azerbaijan Community has sent a letter to Kimmo Kiljunen and Boriana Åberg, co-rapporteurs of the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee), calling on them to launch a monitoring procedure on Armenia’s obligations to ensure the rights of return for Azerbaijanis forced to leave their homes in Armenia.
Along with thorough examination of the issue as part of the monitoring procedure, it would a Monitoring Committee’s contribution to effective and universal recognition and observation of human rights and establishment of long-lasting peace and security.
The Community said it is ready for the dialogue with the PACE Monitoring Committee.
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