Agreement on Confirmation of Commitment to Ceasefire

  • Country/entity

    Armenia
    Azerbaijan
    Nagorno-Karabakh
  • Region

    Europe and Eurasia
    Europe and Eurasia
    Europe and Eurasia
  • Agreement name

    Agreement on Confirmation of Commitment to Ceasefire
  • Date

    27 Jul 1994
  • Agreement status

    Multiparty signed/agreed
  • Interim arrangement

    Yes
  • Agreement/conflict level

    Intrastate/intrastate conflict ( Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict (1991 - ) )
  • Stage

    Ceasefire/related
  • Conflict nature

    Government/territory
  • Peace process

    Armenia-Azerbaijan-Nagorno Karabakh: Process 1990s
  • Parties

    Mammadrafi Mammadov, Minister of Defence of Azerbaijan

    Serzh Sargsyan, Minister of Defence of Armenia

    Samvel Babayan, Commander of the Army of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh
  • Third parties

    To Minister of defence of Russian Federation, P.S. Grachov

    To The Chariman of the OSCE Minsk conference on Nagorno-Karabakh, Y. Eliyason

    To The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, A.V. Kozyrev; V.H. Kazimirov
  • Description

    An agreement in which the parties reaffirm their commitment to continue to meet their obligations under the previous ceasefire agreement, and set out a timeline for completion of a comprehensive political agreement to settle the conflict.


Groups

  • Children/youth

    No specific mention.

  • Disabled persons

    No specific mention.

  • Elderly/age

    No specific mention.

  • Migrant workers

    No specific mention.

  • Racial/ethnic/national group

    No specific mention.

  • Religious groups

    No specific mention.

  • Indigenous people

    No specific mention.

  • Other groups

    No specific mention.

  • Refugees/displaced persons

    No specific mention.

  • Social class

    No specific mention.


Gender

  • Women, girls and gender

    No specific mention.

  • Men and boys

    No specific mention.

  • LGBTI

    No specific mention.

  • Family

    No specific mention.


State definition

  • Nature of state (general)

    No specific mention.

  • State configuration

    No specific mention.

  • Self determination

    No specific mention.

  • Referendum

    No specific mention.

  • State symbols

    No specific mention.

  • Independence/secession

    No specific mention.

  • Accession/unification

    No specific mention.

  • Border delimitation

    No specific mention.

  • Cross-border provision

    No specific mention.


Governance

  • Political institutions (new or reformed)

    No specific mention.

  • Elections

    No specific mention.

  • Electoral commission

    No specific mention.

  • Political parties reform

    No specific mention.

  • Civil society

    No specific mention.

  • Traditional/religious leaders

    No specific mention.

  • Public administration

    No specific mention.

  • Constitution

    No specific mention.


Power sharing

  • Political power sharing

    No specific mention.

  • Territorial power sharing

    No specific mention.

  • Economic power sharing

    No specific mention.

  • Military power sharing

    No specific mention.


Human rights and equality

  • Human rights/RoL general

    No specific mention.

  • Bill of rights/similar

    No specific mention.

  • Treaty incorporation

    No specific mention.

  • Civil and political rights

    No specific mention.

  • Socio-economic rights

    No specific mention.


Rights related issues

  • Citizenship

    No specific mention.

  • Democracy

    No specific mention.

  • Detention procedures

    No specific mention.

  • Media and communication

    No specific mention.

  • Mobility/access

    No specific mention.

  • Protection measures

    No specific mention.

  • Other

    No specific mention.


Rights institutions

  • NHRI

    No specific mention.

  • Regional or international human rights institutions

    No specific mention.


Justice sector reform

  • Criminal justice and emergency law

    No specific mention.

  • State of emergency provisions

    No specific mention.

  • Judiciary and courts

    No specific mention.

  • Prisons and detention

    No specific mention.

  • Traditional Laws

    No specific mention.


Socio-economic reconstruction

  • Development or socio-economic reconstruction

    No specific mention.

  • National economic plan

    No specific mention.

  • Natural resources

    No specific mention.

  • International funds

    No specific mention.

  • Business

    No specific mention.

  • Taxation

    No specific mention.

  • Banks

    No specific mention.


Land, property and environment

  • Land reform/rights

    No specific mention.

  • Pastoralist/nomadism rights

    No specific mention.

  • Cultural heritage

    No specific mention.

  • Environment

    No specific mention.

  • Water or riparian rights or access

    No specific mention.


Security sector

  • Security Guarantees
    Page 1:...The fighting parties confirm the following:
    ...
    - Their aim to intensify efforts to complete the comprehensive political agreement within 30 days of August 1994, in which the military-technical issues will be addressed including the cooperation of international security forces and an OSCE observation mission.
  • Ceasefire
    Security sector→Ceasefire→Ceasefire provision
    [Summary: Ceasefire commenced on 12/05/1994 under a different agreement and is presumed to be permanent].

    Page 1: By positively evaluating in general the observance of the ceasefire from 12 May 1994 in accordance with the agreement created with Russian mediation in the period from 09 to 11 May of this year, and by responding to the call of the official representatives of the president of the Russian Federation and the Chair of the OSCE Minsk Conference dated 23 June of this year.

    Page 1:...The fighting parties confirm the following:
    - Their firm resolution to continue to fulfil their obligations under the ceasefire and in particular meaning, through the ceasefire, to preserve the conditions for signing a comprehensive political agreement and placement of international observers in the conflict zone.
    - Their aim to intensify efforts to complete the comprehensive political agreement within 30 days of August 1994, in which the military-technical issues will be addressed including the cooperation of international security forces and an OSCE observation mission.

    Page 1:...The opposing parties agree in the agreed terms to confirm the responsibilities they have taken upon themselves in relation to the ceasefire and to maintain the ceasefire regime until the signing of a comprehensive political agreement which provides for the total cessation of hostilities.
  • Police

    No specific mention.

  • Armed forces

    No specific mention.

  • DDR

    No specific mention.

  • Intelligence services

    No specific mention.

  • Parastatal/rebel and opposition group forces

    No specific mention.

  • Withdrawal of foreign forces

    No specific mention.

  • Corruption

    No specific mention.

  • Crime/organised crime

    No specific mention.

  • Drugs

    No specific mention.

  • Terrorism

    No specific mention.


Transitional justice

  • Transitional justice general

    No specific mention.

  • Amnesty/pardon

    No specific mention.

  • Courts

    No specific mention.

  • Mechanism

    No specific mention.

  • Prisoner release

    No specific mention.

  • Vetting

    No specific mention.

  • Victims

    No specific mention.

  • Missing persons

    No specific mention.

  • Reparations

    No specific mention.

  • Reconciliation

    No specific mention.


Implementation

  • UN signatory

    No specific mention.

  • Other international signatory

    No specific mention.

  • Referendum for agreement

    No specific mention.

  • International mission/force/similar
    Page 1:...The fighting parties confirm the following:
    - Their firm resolution to continue to fulfil their obligations under the ceasefire and in particular meaning, through the ceasefire, to preserve the conditions for signing a comprehensive political agreement and placement of international observers in the conflict zone.
    - Their aim to intensify efforts to complete the comprehensive political agreement within 30 days of August 1994, in which the military-technical issues will be addressed including the cooperation of international security forces and an OSCE observation mission.
  • Enforcement mechanism

    No specific mention.

  • Related cases

    No specific mention.

  • Source
    Panorama.am News: http://www.panorama.am/

    Link to agreement: http://www.panorama.am/en/news/2016/04/27/V-Kazimirov/1570257

To Minister of defence of Russian Federation

P.S. Grachov

To The Chariman of the OSCE Minsk conference on Nagorno-Karabakh

Y. Eliyason

To The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

A.V. Kozyrev

V.H. Kazimirov

By positively evaluating in general the observance of the ceasefire from 12 May 1994 in accordance with the agreement created with Russian mediation in the period from 09 to 11 May of this year, and by responding to the call of the official representatives of the president of the Russian Federation and the Chair of the OSCE Minsk Conference dated 23 June of this year.

The fighting parties confirm the following:

Their firm resolution to continue to fulfil their obligations under the ceasefire and in particular meaning, through the ceasefire, to preserve the conditions for signing a comprehensive political agreement and placement of international observers in the conflict zone.

Their aim to intensify efforts to complete the comprehensive political agreement within 30 days of August 1994, in which the military-technical issues will be addressed including the cooperation of international security forces and an OSCE observation mission.

The opposing parties agree in the agreed terms to confirm the responsibilities they have taken upon themselves in relation to the ceasefire and to maintain the ceasefire regime until the signing of a comprehensive political agreement which provides for the total cessation of hostilities.

Minister of Defence of Azerbaijan

Mammadrafi Mammadov

Minister of Defence of Armenia

Serzh Sargsyan

Commander of the Army of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh

Samvel Babayan

26/7/1994