Two proposed documents on Azerbaijan have been added to the agenda of the 48th session of the Human Rights Council to be held from September 13 to October 8, 2021, which were posted on the UN General Assembly website, State Committee on Work with the Diaspora told APA.
The authors of the documents are Institut International pour les Droits et le Développement, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status – IRDG and Global Institute for Water, Environment and Health – GIWEN
The international organizations called on Human Rights Council and world community to urge Armenia deliver anti-personal mines maps in Azerbaijan.
IRDG considers that by rendering land mine maps Armenia herself has admitted long denied facts about the policy of massive implantation of maps: “Accuracy of delivered mine maps is less than 25 percent. Land mines continue to pose serious impediment to reconstruction efforts of Azerbaijani Government. Two Azerbaijani journalists have become victim of mines implanted by retreating forces of Armenia from Kalbajar region,” the document reads.
The International Institute for Rights and Development - Geneva (IRDG), call the international community to support ending the suffer of a population who have been homeless for almost 30 years of occupation and make them able to safely return back to their homes by providing Azerbaijan’s authorities with the location of the rest of the landmines. It’s unfair to intensify the war loses and make more victims and injuries when the mines can easily be removed. The international community is asked to support the mediation efforts that are being held and urge Armenia to release maps of all the landmines to protect innocent families who defenitly have the right to live safely. It’s not acceptable nor legal to negotiate the relief of soldiers in return of the survival of a whole population.