Armenia files interstate complaint against Turkey with ECHR

On May 9, 2021, the Republic of Armenia filed an interstate complaint with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against the Republic of Turkey for violations of the Convention – recruitment of Syrian mercenaries and their transfer to Azerbaijan, military assistance to Azerbaijan, which also resulted in violations of the Convention. This is reported by the RA representation at the ECHR.

The Armenian government particularly claims that Turkey violated the right to life of the population of Artsakh and the Republic of Armenia, the Convention on the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman Treatment, the rights to inviolability, property, personal and family life and several other rights.

“The government attached to the complaint a large amount of evidence of Turkey’s recruitment of mercenaries in the Syrian Arab Republic and their transfer to Azerbaijan, supply of military equipment, weapons and ammunition to the Azerbaijani armed forces and their involvement in the conflict by other means,” the statement says.