Azerbaijan: Emphasizing IDPs’ Right to Return over Right to Stay Put

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Ali, who lives in a Baku dormitory for refugees, says he does not attend school because he suffers from a speech impediment.

Nearly 20 years after a ceasefire brought a halt to all-out warfare in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Azerbaijani government is still grappling with the challenge of accommodating the country’s 600,000 Internally Displaced Persons, without encouraging them to forget their former homes.

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Shahin Abbasov is a freelance correspondent based in Baku. Sitara Ibrahimova is a freelance photojournalist based in Baku.

Azerbaijan: Emphasizing IDPs’ Right to Return over Right to Stay Put

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