The Strasbourg-based court confirmed that it was examining Armenia’s request.
Clashes between the Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces continued in the Nagorno-Karabakh region on Monday, with both sides claiming they were gaining the upper hand.
The international community is calling for a diplomatic solution to the conflict, raising concerns that the countries of the region may be involved in the conflict in the strategically important Caucasus region.
Turkey has already stated its support for Azerbaijan, but Russia, which has army bases in Armenia, has called for a ceasefire.
Heavy fighting has reportedly begun on the actual border of Nagorno-Karabakh on Sunday morning. Both sides accuse each other of starting war.
Both parties report serious damage to the other party, as well as civilian casualties.
Nagorno-Karabakh, which was part of the Azerbaijani SSR during the Soviet era, has been a “de facto” independent Armenian republic since the early 1990s. Although Azerbaijan has never controlled Nagorno-Karabakh since the collapse of the USSR, it considers the Armenian region to be its territory. Nagorno-Karabakh is also considered by the international community to be part of Azerbaijan, and no country has recognized the region as an independent state.
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