Residents of Nuvadi village want the world community to ensure their right to return to their native lands

Residents of Nuvadi village want the world community to ensure their right to return to their native lands
# 18 June 2021 13:44 (UTC +04:00)

The residents of Nuvadi village, the settlement where Azerbaijanis lived in Armenia until August 7, 1991, have addressed an appeal to the UN Secretary-General, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the head of the UN Human Rights Council, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the Director-General of UNESCO and the head of ISESCO.

The appeal reads that residents of the last village in Armenia where Azerbaijanis left - Nuvadi, want the world community to ensure their right to return to their homeland.

It is noted that all human rights documents- Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948, Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees ('1951 Convention'), International Covenants of 1966, UN Guidelines for Internally Displaced Person dated1998, Principles of Restoration of Housing and Property for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons adopted by the UN Economic and Social Council in 2005 and other international documents completely confirm their desires for returning.

Azerbaijanis expelled from the Nuvadi village want the support for returning to their homeland, and protection of historical, cultural, and religious monuments of the Nuvadi village.

The appeal was submitted on behalf of 452 families on 55 pages with the signatures of each and relevant evidence. The appeal was signed by Tamasha Huseynova, 86, the oldest resident of Nuvadi village, Musa Yusibov, 90, a former member of the Armenian SSR Parliament, academician Fikret Aliyev and Doctor of Law, Professor Amir Aliyev.

It should be noted that Nuvadi village, where no Armenians lived until 1991, was subject to the Jabrayil district of Azerbaijan in terms of the administrative division until 1929.

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