Nagorno-Karabakh conflict could amount to war crimes, says UN human Rights Chief

Saying that artillery strikes on civilians in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict could amount to war crimes, the UN human rights chief on November 2, reiterated a call for Azerbaijan and Armenia to stop down the attacks on schools, hospitals and towns in the region.

“Instead, homes have been destroyed, streets reduced to rubble, and people forced to flee or seek safety in basements. Such attacks must stop and those responsible for carrying them out, or ordering them, must be held to account,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, adding that indiscriminate attacks in populated areas in and around the conflict zone violated international humanitarian law.

Repeated calls for both the sides to refrain from the loss of civilian life and damage to infrastructure had gone unheeded, she added.

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