UNHRC Special Rapporteur: “Internally displaced persons must return to their lands”

Baku. Ramiz Mikayiloghlu – APA. The United Nations Human Rights Council’ Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Chaloka Beyani visited the new settlement for 760 IDP families in Masazir settlement of Absheron district as a part of his visit to Azerbaijan.

He also familiarized himself with Zangilan District secondary school No 33 for 540 pupils and “Shafag” kindergarten for 280 kids. Following this he was interested in the living conditions of the 160 IDP families settled in the dormitories of College of Management and Technology in Binagadi district.

Beyani told journalists that he will submit his report on the internally displaced persons in Azerbaijan to the UN Security Council in October this year and to the UN Human Rights Council in July next year. He said that the internally displaced persons want return to their lands: “Today, IDPs living in the dormitory want to return to their lands, instead of the new settlement in Baku. The reports that I will submit to UN Security Council and UN Human Rights Council will aim at achieving the international community’s strengthening efforts in peaceful solution of the conflict. Internally displaced persons must return to their lands.”

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY

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