On September 14-17 the representative of RA Human Rights Defender’s Office Hovhannes Mheryan participated in the second international youth conference on “Issues and Perspectives in International Recognition of Artsakh Republic” organized by the Union of Artsakh young scientists and professionals in the capital of Artsakh Stepanakert.
In the framework of the conference a report on the “Role of the Human Rights Defender’s Institution in process of recovering the violated rights” was presented. Particularly, the report presented the new functions of RA Human Rights Defender ascribed by RA Constitution and by the Law on Human Rights Defender concerning the restoration of the violated rights, its implementation mechanisms, the scope of competences and guarantees for activities.
A special reference was made to the targeted shelling of borderline villages of Tavush province by the Azerbaijani armed forces, the fact-finding missions conducted by the Human Rights Defender in those villages and the public ad hoc reports published in English and French as a result of those missions.
The co-chair of the conference, Human Rights Defender of Artsakh Republic, Ruben Melikyan, highly appreciated the cooperation with RA Human Rights Defender, and highlighted the importance of his activities in informing the international community about the encroachments by the Azerbaijani armed forces.