Armenia’s Human Rights Defender Anahit Manasyan holds meetings with forcibly displaced persons from Nagorno Karabakh in Goris and Kornidzor settlements in Syunik province, the Human Rights Defender’s office reported.
The defender conducts fact-finding work on the spot, collects detailed information. In particular, at the registration point located in Goris, she talks to forcibly displaced persons, discusses issues related to their registration and provision of accommodation.
Many issues were discussed with competent state bodies and necessary solutions were given, the office said.
The forcibly displaced persons were also given counseling related to the protection of their rights. Anahit Manasyan expressed her readiness to be consistent with the issues raised within the scope of her mandate and in this context noted that they will be under special attention on a daily basis: an individual approach will be taken to the proper realization of everyone's rights.
The forcibly displaced persons presented to the Ombudswoman the most serious human rights problems that appeared because of the Azerbaijani aggression in their place of residence.
She also met with governor of Syunik. Robert Ghukasyan presented to Anahit Manasyan the activities being carried out in the region regarding the reception of forcibly displaced persons. The defender noted that the issues related to the rights of these persons are under his immediate attention. A meeting was also held with representatives of other state bodies.
On the same day, the Ombudswoman visited the Humanitarian Station based in the field part of Kornidzor settlement of Tegh community. Anahit Manasyan, together with the head of the Armenian office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Kavita Belani, observed the needs assessment process, talked with the staff, including medical workers.