Artsakh Ombudsman: Inaction of international community is  unacceptable

  • January 24, 2023
Artsakh Ombudsman: Inaction of international community is  unacceptable The Human Rights Defender of Artsakh Gegham Stepanyan sent a letter to the Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner, the Director General of UNICEF and other international human rights organizations and actors. As the NKR HRD's press service reports, the Ombudsman referred to the  violations of the children's rights to education and other  fundamental rights, the humanitarian crisis caused as a result of the  blockade of Artsakh by Azerbaijan, followed by deliberate disruptions  of the work of Artsakh's critical infrastructure. The Ombudsman emphasized that the inactive attitude by the  international community is unacceptable which entails to the  violation of children's right to education and other fundamental  rights and urged the mentioned organizations and actors to go beyond  the limits of calls and condemnations towards taking concrete  targeted actions and to stay committed to the principles of the 1989  UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Since December 12, 2022, for 44 days now, the Azerbaijani side, under  a far-fetched environmental pretext, blocked the only road connecting  Artsakh with the outside world. The population of the NKR (120,000  people, of which 30,000 are children) has been under blockade for the  second month, deprived of basic means of subsistence. All this is  happening against the background of the civilized community's tacit  encouragement of Azerbaijan's inhumane actions.

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