Referendum in Nagorno-Karabakh is not legal, until the conflict is resolved
On December 11, Lord Russel Johnston, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Ad Hoc Committee on Nagorno-Karabakh Chairman, said in Baku that a referendum in Nagorno-Karabakh is not legal until the conflict is resolved, Trend reports.
Mr. Johnston was making a speech at a meting of the PACE Political Committee which started in Baku on December 11, with the participation of approximately 60 MPs and 20 experts. The agenda of the meeting includes issues of membership of the Montenegro at the CE, Kosovo state, Iran nuclear program, democracy and human rights in the CE member-countries, situation in Azerbaijan, Chechnya and Central Asian countries.
Last weekend [December 10, 2006] the separatist regime in the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh held a referendum to adopt the Constitution.