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YEREVAN. – The Human Rights Defender (Ombudsperson) of Armenia, Kristinne Grigoryan, on Tuesday held a meeting with the President of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), Robert Spano, Armenian News-NEWS.am has learned from the Defender’s office.

Grigoryan presented the consequences of Azerbaijani aggression and military attack, and emphasized the importance of protecting and guaranteeing human rights in the context of serious security threats. The Defender referred to the competence of the Human Rights Defender to act as a third party in the cases related to Armenia examined at the ECtHR and the work carried out by the Defender's Office in that regard.

The Defender also presented to the President of the ECtHR the ad hoc report of the Defender on the consequences of Azerbaijan's recent military attack on Armenia, in which, the cases of torture, inhuman or humiliating treatment recorded during this attack were analyzed.

Spano, in turn, presented the statistics of the cases against Armenia in the ECtHR, and reflected on the main violations recorded and the measures that must be taken by the country in that regard.

Also, the President of the ECtHR underlined the importance of cooperation with the Armenian Defender's Office within the Court's activities, and the collection and provision of the recorded information by the Defender.

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