Lawyer of Azerbaijani IDPs: "We will succeed at the hearing regarding the complaint against Armenia"
“I am quite optimistic about today`s hearing. A decision can be passed within 6 months. I`m quite optimistic. We will succeed at this process,” Gabriel Lansky, the lawyer of the Azerbaijani side, told journalists following the hearing at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) Grand Chamber on the issue “Chiragov and others v. Armenia”, APA`s Europe bureau reports.
The lawyer said that the main strategy of plaintiff is to achieve the final positive decision of ECtHR: “Such a historical decision can be a significant event in terms of peaceful coexistence of people in the region and the occupied territories of Azerbaijan. As you know, along with the Council of Europe, other international organizations also confirmed the occupation of Azerbaijan`s territories by Armenia. In this regard, I am completely certain that this process should be carried out against Armenia. The claims of the Armenian side regarding the necessity of Azerbaijanis to sue at the courts of Nagorno Karabakh are completely groundless. I am completely sure that Azerbaijanis can file complaints neither to the courts of Nagorno Karabakh, nor the courts of Armenia. Hence, it is necessary that the European Court of Human Rights passes decision regarding this case.
I consider that the game of Armenians will not be accepted by the judges. The facts at the hand of the Court allow us to claim our success in this case. The decision passed in 2011 to consider the case was our first step towards success.”