Sargsyan v Azerbaijan and Chiragov v Armenia
Briefed on: 24 May 2016
Two Grand Chamber judgments delivered on 16 June 2015 upheld the European Convention rights of families displaced by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the early 1990s, a conflict that created hundreds of thousands of refugees and internally-displaced persons (IDPs) on both sides, and which has remained unresolved in the ensuing decades. Peace negotiations have been held under the auspices of the OSCE ‘Minsk Group’ (co-chaired by France, Russia and the United States), but as the judgments make clear, settlement negotiations have repeatedly failed.
- Briefing note by Philip Leach, European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC); and Rhodri Williams
- Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: Sargsyan v Azerbaijan and Chiragov v Armenia