Human Rights & Democratization

No political will in Armenia to find the missing persons of the Karabakh conflict
No political will in Armenia to find the missing persons of the Karabakh conflict
May 25, 2017

Thousands of people have gone missing due to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. More than two decades have passed since a ceasefire agreement was signed, but thousands of families still do not know what happened to their loved ones.

According to a report by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), 4,604 Azerbaijanis and 947 Armenians remain missing in the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. Most of them disappeared during the 1988–1994 Nagorno-Karabakh War.

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No political will in Armenia to find the missing persons of the Karabakh conflict

May 25, 2017
No political will in Armenia to find the missing persons of the Karabakh conflict

Thousands of people have gone missing due to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. More than two decades have passed since a ceasefire agreement was signed, but thousands of families still do not know what happened to their loved ones.

According to a report by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), 4,604 Azerbaijanis and 947 Armenians remain missing in the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. Most of them disappeared during the 1988–1994 Nagorno-Karabakh War.

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Murders, suicides, and fatal accidents plague the Armenian Military

February 24, 2017
Murders, suicides, and fatal accidents plague the Armenian military

Human rights in the military is an issue of concern to rights groups around the world. In Armenia, reports by local and international organisations and the US Department of State suggest a concerning situation in the the country’s armed forces.

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The Suicides and Murders Statistics in the Armenian Army (Infographics)

August 30, 2016
The Suicides and Murders Statistics in the Armenian Army (2010-2015)

Over a period of six years, from 2010 to 2015 the RA and NK armed forces suffered a total of 206 fatal casualties, of which 48 were results of suicides and 43 results of murders. That number does not include the fatalities that were the result of ceasefire regime violations on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and the line of contact. In percentage this numbers are equivalent to 23% and 21% of total non-combat casualties during the last 6 years.

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The Fatal Accidents Statistics in the Armenian Army (Infographics)

August 26, 2016
The Fatal Accidents Statistics in the Armed Forces for the period 2010-2016 (Infographics)

67 fatalities out of 206 recorded in the RA and NK armed forces during the period 2010-2015 were fatal accidents. This number does not include the fatalities that were the result of ceasefire regime violations on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and the line of contact.

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Peace Dialogue NGOs suggestions on the draft action plan of the RA Ministry of Defense for the Human Rights protection for the period 2017-2019

August 18, 2016
Peace Dialogue

In response to the announcement posted on the RA Ministry of Defense website inviting non-governmental organizations to send proposals for designing a draft action plan for the period of 2017-2019 stemming from the provisions of the strategy for the protection of Human Rights, Peace Dialogue NGO sent the following suggestions to the RA Ministry of Defense.

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The Armenian Army is Used for the Political Gains by the Regime Once Again

August 12, 2016
Based on the aforementioned, no answer can be given to any of the questions requested by the organization and no legal acts can be provided that justify the actions of Ministry of Defense.”

On August 11, 2016, in response to the Peace Dialogue’s letter, the Chief of Staff of the RA MoD, stated: “According to Article 9 and Article 12 of the RA law on State and Official Secrets, as well as the decision N 173 made on March 13, 1998 and decision number 665 made on October 29, 1998, the questions and legal acts, requested by the organization, contain state and official secrets.

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The database of fatal incidents in the armed forces now lists a total of 810 fatalities.

April 01, 2016
www.safesoldiers.am

The website and database www.safesoldiers.am has been updated with information provided to Peace Dialogue NGO by private individuals, and NGOs along with information from public media. With this update, the website database now lists a total of 810 fatalities recorded in the Armenian and Nagorno-Karabakh armed forces since 1994 (currently the complete database is available at the Armenian version of the website).

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