Grand Chamber upholds complaints by Azerbaijani refugees, displaced during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

The European Court of Human Rights today delivered a Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Chiragov and Others v. Armenia (application no. 13216/05). The applicants in this case have been represented by a legal team headed up by Catriona Vine, Deputy Director of the Democratic Progress Institute (DPI), Kerim Yildiz, Director of DPI and Mark Muller QC, member of DPI Council of Experts and Executive Director of Beyond Borders. The landmark case along with that of Sargsyan vs. Azerbaijan (application no. 40167/06), decided in parallel with Chiragov,, will have an impact on hundreds of thousands of people, both Armenian and Azerbaijani, who have been internally displaced or become refugees as a result of the 27-year conflict in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region as well as having wider implications for people who become refugees and internally displaced in Europe as a result of conflict. For full press release see: