“The damage caused to the Republic of Azerbaijan by the occupant Armenia is the result of the most serious violations of international humanitarian law. It should be taken into account that Armenia committed very serious war crimes in this regard,” said a member of Azerbaijani Parliament’s Committee on Law Policy and State-Building Nizami Safarov, APA reports.
According to Nizami Safarov, one of the important facts is that caused damage is the damage caused is the result of an international armed conflict: “In this case, the damaging state is liable under international humanitarian law. It is important to take into account that on June 7, 1993, the Republic of Armenia joined the 4 Geneva Conventions and their 2 additional protocols. Fulfillment of the obligations arising from these documents is an international legal obligation of Armenia. Such obligation is meant in Article 91 of Additional Protocol No. 1. That article reads that if a party to this protocol violates the provisions of the conventions and that protocol then that party should compensate for the damage caused. If a party to this protocol violates the provisions of the conventions and that protocol, then that party must compensate for the damage. The second important provision is that in accordance with the additional protocol No.1, the aggrieved party shall be liable for the actions of all members of its armed forces. This norm has also been included in the Hague Convention IV respecting the “Laws and Customs of War” in 1907”.
Source: Azeri-Press News Agency