Recommendation 1690 (2005)1
The conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region dealt with by the OSCE Minsk Conference
The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 1416 (2005) on the conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region dealt with by the OSCE Minsk Conference, and recommends that the Committee of Ministers:
i. urge the parties concerned to comply with United Nations Security Council Resolutions 822 (1993), 853 (1993), 874 (1993) and 884 (1993), in particular by refraining from any armed hostilities and by withdrawing military forces from all occupied territories of Azerbaijan;
ii. monitor the compliance by Armenia and Azerbaijan with the United Nations Security Council resolutions and the decisions of the OSCE Council of Ministers on this conflict and inform the Assembly of the outcomes of this monitoring;
iii. report to the Assembly on the efforts undertaken by member states for the peaceful settlement of the conflict in accordance with the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council, and on whether member states refrain from supplying any weapons and munitions which might lead to an intensification of the conflict or the continued occupation of territory in violation of Resolution 853 of the United Nations Security Council;
iv. recalling its Recommendation 1251 (1994) on the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, place at the disposal of Armenia and Azerbaijan, if they so wish, experts who could help draw up a political status for Nagorno-Karabakh;
v. allocate resources for an action plan of specific confidence-building measures for Armenia and Azerbaijan;
vi. allocate resources for specific training programmes for teachers and journalists from both countries aimed at better mutual understanding, tolerance and reconciliation;
vii. allocate resources for specific action by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance concerning both countries, in particular with regard to educational institutions and the public media;
viii.instruct its competent steering committee to analyse how far the European Convention for the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes reflects the current requirements of conflict settlement among member states of the Council of Europe, and where it should be revised in order to provide an adequate instrument for the peaceful settlement of disputes between member states of the Council of Europe;
ix. take Resolution 1416 into account when deciding on action concerning both countries;
x. forward Resolution 1416 and the recommendation to the governments of member states with a view to supporting them nationally, bilaterally and internationally.
1. Assembly debate on 25 January 2005 (2nd Sitting) (see Doc.10364, report of the Political Affairs Committee, rapporteur: Mr Atkinson).
Text adopted by the Assembly on 25 January 2005 (2nd Sitting).