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Azerbaijan must abandon its aggressive stance towards the people of Karabakh, UN independent expert said during round table discussion in the European Parliament.

Dr. Alfred de Zayas, UN Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, is one of the key speakers of “Remedial Secession in Theory and Practice: The case of Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh)” conference organized in Brussels.

“The April aggression constituted a breach of peace and violation of the UN Charter, and it must be condemned,” he said, adding that Karabakh has absolute right for self-determination.

He added that neither the right to self-determination, nor territorial integrity is absolute and must be used as a part of the UN Charter.  He named a number of European countries that unilaterally declared their independence.

“All people have the same human rights. There is no justification to deny their [Karabakh’s] recognition.  This right cannot be used selectively,” he added.

The conference is hosted by European Parliament members Michèle Rivasi (Verts/ALE) and Lars Adaktusson (EPP).

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