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Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL13386, tabled on 22 February 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Azerbaijan about reports that Azerbaijani forces (1) have treated captured ethnic Armenian troops inhumanely, and (2) used cluster munitions and artillery rockets, in the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Answered on

8 March 2021

The UK Government is deeply concerned by allegations that cluster munitions and artillery rockets were used by both sides during the recent Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and that prisoners of war have been subjected to cruel, degrading or inhuman treatment. During her recent visits to Armenia and Azerbaijan the Minister for the European Neighbourhood and the Americas urged both parties to ensure thorough investigations into all allegations, and welcomed those Azerbaijani investigations already underway.