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The War Report: Armed Conflict in 2014 edited by Bellal, Annyssa (1st December 2015)

Part II Situations of Armed Conflict in 2014, Situations of Armed Conflict in 2014, Military occupation of Azerbaijan by Armenia in 2014

Annyssa Bellal

From: The War Report: Armed Conflict in 2014

Edited By: Annyssa Bellal

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 April 2019

Subject(s):
Military assistance — Security assistance — Armed conflict, international — Armed conflict, non-international — Armed forces

This chapter describes Armenia's military occupation of Azerbaijan in 2014. It presents key casualty data gathered by local and international media outlets. Both countries are bound by conventional international humanitarian and human rights law, including customary international humanitarian law (IHL). According to IHL, the law of military occupation is a temporary situation which lasts until a political agreement is reached. The Occupying Power is also administering the local life of the population under its control, maintaining it as it was prior to the occupation as closely as possible, and for providing security. The conflict traces its roots from the dispute over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh in Azerbaijan, populated mainly by ethnic Armenians. In July and August of 2014, Azerbaijan conducted frequent sniper attacks both in Nagorno-Karabakh and in other bordering regions of Armenia as part of attempts to regain control over the contested region. Data from media sources stated that there were at least 88 casualties in 2014.

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