Venice Commission Ready to Render Assistance for Settling Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
France, Strasburg, 16 January / Тrend corr A. Maharramli / The Venice Commission of the Council of Europe (CE) is ready to render the legal assistance for settling the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. "We can give the legal advices which will help to settle the issue. However, that requires a political agreement of the conflicting countries," said Janni Bukikkio, the Secretary of the Venice Commission, to Trend on 16 January.
The Venice Commission cooperated with the EU and OSCE on the conflicts in Kosovo, Trans-Dniester, Serbia- Montenegro, as well as South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Neither of the conflicts has been resolved so far. That is caused by the political and legal restrictions, Bukikkio said.
According to the Charter, the Venice Commission shall receive an appeal to join the settling process of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The OSCE Minsk Group can apply to the Venice Commission for the legal assistance in settling the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Secretary said. "That would be more sensible, as the Minsk Group has been involved in the settling process for a long time."