The government of the Republic of Armenia (RA) should file an urgent interstate complaint with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) with the objective of immediately removing the Azerbaijani armed forces from nearby the RA villages and inter-community roads, and establishing a security zone. The RA Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman), Arman Tatoyan, noted this in a statement, which continues as follows:
In particular, the presence of Azerbaijani armed servicemen in the vicinity of the villages of RA Gegharkunik and Syunik [Provinces] and on the roads between the communities of Syunik, their actions violate at least the following rights of the RA residents guaranteed under the European Convention on Human Rights:
1) the right to life, Article 2 of the Convention;
2) the right to liberty and personal invulnerability, Article 5;
3) the right to respect for private and family life, Article 8;
4) property right, Article 1 of Protocol 1;
5) freedom of movement, Article 2 of Protocol No. 4, etc.
The same applies to Azerbaijani flags and [road] signs, any equipment of their armed forces.
We will provide the RA government with the evidence gathered through the fact-finding work of the RA Human Rights Defender, which confirms the mentioned violations and substantiates the urgent need for a security zone.