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Humanitarian consequences of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan / Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Recommendation 2209 (2021)

Author(s):
Parliamentary Assembly
Origin
Assembly debate on 27 September 2021 (24th sitting) (see Doc. 15363, report of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, rapporteur: Mr Paul Gavan. Text adopted by the Assembly on 27 September 2021 (24th sitting).
1. The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 2391 (2021) “Humanitarian consequences of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan / Nagorno-Karabakh conflict”.
2. The Assembly believes that the Council of Europe has an important role to play in helping both Armenia and Azerbaijan to tackle the humanitarian consequences of the conflict between the two countries.
3. The Assembly therefore invites the Committee of Ministers to:
3.1 take into account the humanitarian consequences of the conflict when preparing new action plans for Armenia (2023-2026) and Azerbaijan (2022-2025), and show flexibility in the implementation of ongoing action plans and adapt them to the consequences of the conflict. The Committee of Ministers is invited to pay particular attention to the needs and rights of displaced persons and issues surrounding their return, confidence-building measures for all affected communities and measures necessary for building tolerant societies and tackling hate speech;
3.2 follow up on the notification to the Committee of Ministers by the European Court of Human Rights on 16 March 2021 concerning alleged Armenian captives and promote a solution to this ongoing issue.