During the war in April 2016, the war crimes committed by Azerbaijan had a systemic and well-organized nature.
The Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR/Artsakh), Ruben Melikyan, on Tuesday noted the above-said at a press conference in the European Parliament—in Strasbourg, France—as he presented the report on Azerbaijan’s human rights violations during the four-day war, which it had unleashed against Artsakh in early April 2016.
In Melikyan’s words, this report contains alarming information for the international community, especially in terms of human rights.
“The systemic and grave violations of the International Humanitarian Law [(IHL)] in April 2016 by the Azerbaijani armed forces still require proper actions from the respective international human rights organizations, as a matter of concern for the whole international community,” reads the introduction of this report.
Subsequently, the writers of this report present the details of this war.
“Under the IHL, Azerbaijan bears State Responsibility for the war crimes of its armed forces, and has an obligation to investigate and properly prosecute the perpetrators and others who bear responsibility,” states the conclusion of this report.