Karabakh conflict – biggest obstacle for ensuring human rights, says top official (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.12
After gaining independence in early 1990s, building a legal state, forming democratic and pluralistic society was set as the main task for Azerbaijan, Ali Hasanov, Azerbaijani president's aide for public and political affairs said Nov.12.
He made the remarks during the 13th International Conference of Ombudsmen on the "Role of cooperation between domestic and international organizations in ensuring the constitutional rights and freedoms" in Baku.
The first constitution of independent Azerbaijan, which today marks 20 years and was authored by the National Leader Heydar Aliyev, envisages the main principles of separation of powers, liberal economy, building a civil society, human rights and freedoms which were successfully fulfilled at the subsequent stage, said the top official.
Hasanov noted that the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is the biggest obstacle for the democratic development in the region, as well as for ensuring human rights and freedoms.
Undoubtedly, if there wasn't this problem, or if it was resolved on time, the region's countries would be more developed, peace and security would be more sustainable, according to the top official.