DESTRUCTION OF THE ARMENIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE IN THE OCCUPIED SETTLEMENTS OF ARTSAKH IN 1920-2022 AS A WAR CRIME

Avanesov HovikHead of the Center of Caucasian Studies of Mesrop Mashtots University,Senior Lecturer of the Department of History and Caucasian StudiesMesrop Mashtots UniversityStepanakert, Republic of Artsakhhovikavanesow@gmail.comDavtyan YanaDean of the Faculty of Economics and Law of Mesrop Mashtots University,Associate Professor of MMUStepanakert, Republic of Artsakhydavtyan80@gmail.comGevorgyan ArturDirector National Sculpture Park MuseumGyumri, Republic of Armeniaarturgevorgyanes@gmail.com This study aims to present in 1920-2022 In Azerbaijan implemented a policy of destroying the Armenian cultural heritage in the occupied settlements of Artsakh, taking as a basis the relevant international conventions. It is emphasized that impunity prepares fertile ground for the implementation of new cultural genocides. The […]

LEGAL ISSUES OF THE KARABAKH CONFLICT. ABOUT THE STATUS OF ARTSAKH, ON THE TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY OF AZERBAIJAN AND ITS CLAIMS TO NAGORNO-KARABAKH AND THE TERRITORY OF THE SOVEREIGN REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA.

The Karabakh war of 2020 ended with a truce in November of the same year and the introduction of Russian peacekeepers into the region. But one of the key problems, the issue of the status of Nagorno-Karabakh, remained outside the framework of the document, according to which a truce was reached. Added to this was the seizure of a number of territories of the sovereign Republic of Armenia by Azerbaijan in May 2021, accompanied by ongoing local hostilities with the killed and wounded. The issues indicated as the subject of consideration have historical, political, legal, economic and humanitarian aspects. One cannot but agree […]

“Maragha 30: an unpunished and ongoing genocide” scientific-practical conference was held on April 12, 2022 in Academy of sciences in Yerevan

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/maragha-12-4-2022/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/maragha-12-4-2022-hy/ Source On the joint initiative of the NAS RA Institute of History, “Against Legal Arbitrariness” NGO and the “Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies” NGO, “Maragha 30: an unpunished and ongoing genocide” scientific-practical conference was held at the Conference Hall of the NAS RA Presidium.

A Special Statement of the CC RAO: 30th anniversary of the massacre of the Armenian population of the Karabakh village of Maragha

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/cc-9-4-2022/ In connection with the 30th anniversary of the massacre of the population of the Karabakh village of Maragha, Martakert region of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), carried out by the armed forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan on April 10, 1992, the Coordinating Council of Russian-Armenian Organizations (CC RAO) issued a special statement on April 9, 2022. We bring to your attention the full text of the Statement. Translation in English by AGA-Tribunal.info.

A Special Statement of the CC RAO: 30th anniversary of the massacre of the Armenian population of the Karabakh village of Maragha

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/cc-9-4-2022/ In connection with the 30th anniversary of the massacre of the population of the Karabakh village of Maragha, Martakert region of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), carried out by the armed forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan on April 10, 1992, the Coordinating Council of Russian-Armenian Organizations (CC RAO) issued a special statement on April 9, 2022. We bring to your attention the full text of the Statement. Translation in English by AGA-Tribunal.info.

Statement of National Academy of sciences of Armenia on the Armenian Cultural Genocide Program implemented by Azerbaijan in Artsakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/sci-23-2-2022/ in Armenian – https://www.sci.am/m/newsview.php?id=477&arch=&langid=1 Source: web site of the Academy of sciences of Armenia

Arman Tatoyan. Crimes during the new terrorist attack of Azerbaijan on Armenia are of genocidal character

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/tatoyan-16-11-2021/ A Statement by Mr. Arman Tatoyan, The Human Rights Defender of Armenia from November 16, 2021. Source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=965925050673367&id=100017676420633 The Azerbaijani armed forces have launched an obvious terrorist attack on Armenia, including in the vicinity of some civilian communities in the Syunik province. Their actions are criminal from the beginning, and are part of the genocidal policy of Azerbaijan.

A. Marsoobian. Genocide Denial and Its Consequences for Victims and Perpetrators

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/marsoobian-16-9-2021/ A report by Armen T. Marsoobian at the International conference in Yerevan on September 16. 2021. Armen Marsoobian is professor of Philosophy, Southern Connecticut State University, First Vice President, International Association of Genocide Scholars.

Ombudsman of Artsakh: Occupied Hadrut is undeniable proof of Azerbaijan’s policy of hatred and ethnic cleansing against Armenians

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hadrut-12-10-2021/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hadrut-12-10-2021-hy/ Source: web site of the Human rights defender of the Rep. of Artsakh, October 12, 2021

13 years old Anush Afrikyan is against war crimes by Azerbaijan

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/afrikyan-1/ Anush Afrikyan is 13 years old, plays 19 musical instruments. Her brief performance she devotes to the memory of children who died from the bombing of civilians of the Republic of Artsakh by the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan, as well as to children who escaped in the basements of houses and bomb shelters. In the video, her mother and teacher Lilit Afrikyan speaks in the second voice.

The role of Turkey in the Genocide of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic war

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/turkey-5/ Below are links to the articles mostly in Russian, however the translation in English is available upon request. For decades, Turkish agents have been spreading in Russia as well as in the world about Turkey’s “neutrality” in World War II. On the other hand, the agents of globalists keep silent about the truth, hide it from the public for the sake of their momentary interests.The role of Turkey in Nazism in Germany, in the genocide of the Soviet people in the WWII is weighty and multifaceted.

ABD Başkan Joe Biden’in 24 Nisan 2021 tarihindeki mesajı ve Ermeni Soykırımı’nın tanınması, kınanması ve tazminat konularıyla ilgili ABD politikası

in English – https://aga-tribunal.info/en/wa-24-4-2021-en/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/wa-24-4-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/wa-24-4-2021/ in French – https://aga-tribunal.info/wa-24-4-2021-fr/ ABD Başkan Joe Biden’in 24 Nisan 2021 tarihindeki mesajı ve Ermeni Soykırımı’nın tanınması, kınanması ve tazminat konularıyla ilgili ABD politikası

Protest against sabotage of the international level

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/maragha-14-4-2021/ April 10, 2021 – Day of Remembrance for the victims of the massacre of the Armenian population in the village of Maragha committed by Azerbaijan. A number of public organizations, together with refugees from Maragha, held discussions these days. One of the discussions was over the Internet in St. Petersburg with participants from different cities. In particular, a critical open Appeal to the UN, EU and UNESCO was adopted.

Maragha. April 10. Action of memory in St. Petersburg, Russia

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/maragha-10-4-2021/ On April 10, 2021, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh issued an annual Statement in connection with the massacre of the Armenians of the Maragha village. The Statement begins with a legal assessment of the crime: “the armed forces of Azerbaijan committed Genocide of the Armenian civilian population of Maragha settlement of the Republic of Artsakh”. It ends with the words: “Crimes against humanity have no statute of limitations and must be prosecuted and punished”. On this day, the public organization “Crossroad” (“Khachmeruk”) and members of the Society of friends of Artsakh of the Armenian community […]

The Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Artsakh remembers and condemns the Massacre of the Armenian Population of Maragha Settlement

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-10-4-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-10-4-2021/ Source: MFA of the Republic of Artsakh, April 10, 2021 Commentary from AGA-Tribunal.info: This Statement of the Artsakh Foreign Ministry about Maragha is the shortest in size in comparison with the previous ones. However, it is the first time that crimes are called genocide. The 2020 Statement referred to Azerbaijan’s (just) attempt to carry out genocidal acts in 2016. In the Statements of 2013, 2014 … 2018 and 2019, as well as in the general Statement of the Artsakh Foreign Ministry (as of April 10, 2021) on the massacre in Maragha http://www.nkr.am/en/maragha-massacre, […]

The crime of genocide committed by Azerbaijan in Maragha in 1992 and the exodus from New Maragha in 2020

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/maraga/ in Facebook – here On April 10, 1992, units of the Azerbaijani army committed the crime of genocide in the village of Maragha: 51 Armenian civilians were brutally killed, 38 people were taken prisoner, including women and children, more than 175 houses were set on fire. Subsequently, 24 people were exchanged, but the fate of 14 residents remains unknown (these figures differ slightly in different sources) … Many dozens of evidences have been published, testifying the massacre of Armenians in Maragha. It is very important to consolidate various information scattered on the Internet.

Pan-Turkism and the politics of culturocide

Recently, a number of publications have appeared aimed at forming in the Russian political public consciousness the attitude that the strategic priority for Russia is an alliance with Turkey. It is argued that the ideology and policy of pan-Turkism adopted by Erdogan’s Turkey does not pose any danger to Russia, but, on the contrary, corresponds to the interests of Moscow, which should actively use it. It is also argued that pan-Turkism is a Russian invention, invented in the General Staff of the Tsarist army purely in the interests of Russia, and the Bolsheviks became the successors of this policy of […]

Report on Armenian Genocide by Kasturi Chatterjee on March 29, 2021

Kasturi Chatterjee (FLAME University, India) presented a report at the International Symposium on March 29. 2021. The title – “That-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named: Turkish Denial of the Armenian Genocide, Historical Legacies, and Potential Hopes for Future“.

Vandalism against the St. Yeghishe Armenian Church in Mataghis

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/vandalism-27-3-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/vandalism-27-3-2021/ Below are the comments of two ombudsmen of Republics of Armenia and of Artsakh about new crime committed by Azerbaijan. Sources: Facebook pages (March 27, 2021) of ombudsman of Rep. of Artsakh Gegham Stepanyan of ombudsman of Armenia Arman Tatoyan

R. Lemkin and the concept of cultural genocide

Source: Donna-Lee Frieze (2013) New approaches to Raphael Lemkin, Journal of Genocide Research, 15:3, 247-252, DOI: 10.1080/14623528.2013.821219 Writing in 1948 before the adoption of the Genocide Convention, Toby Shafter argued that ‘if the Genocide law is adopted, Raphael Lemkin’s name will go down in history as a great lawgiver’. While ‘the group is endowed with a historical existence. . . its members enjoy only physical existence’, so biological destruction was added by delegates to the UN as an act of genocide to include the intention to destroy through sterilizations, castrations, prevention of births and mass restrictions of marriage. Thomas M. […]

“Cultural” silence as approval of sacrilege

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/25-3-2021/ March 25 in Russia is the State Day of cultural workers and custodians of cultural heritage. On the eve of this day, on the eve of Holy Week (in the Armenian Apostolic Church), another public blasphemy was committed in one of the territories occupied by Azerbaijan – successive acts of desecration were committed against the Christian church with dancing and wild cries on its dome with a downed cross, and, in the end, was committed destruction to the foundation of this church. All these acts by a group of vandals in the form of soldiers and […]

Round table “The Karabakh conflict: through culture towards peace”

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/heritage-24-25-2-2021/ On February 24 and 25, 2021 the public organization “Crossroads” (“Khachmeruk”) organized the online round table “The Karabakh conflict: through culture towards peace”. The announcement was earlier on February 8 on the website, in social networks and in the mailing. The invitations were sent to the experts, who specialize in the cultural heritage of Artsakh.

New book “Azeri Aggression against Armenians in Transcaucasia (1905-1921). Reports from the U.S. Press”

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/book-us-press/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/book-us-press-hy/ Source: Armenian Genocide Museum Institute (AGMI), February 19, 2021. On February 19. 2021 Australian-Armenian researcher and co-editor of the multi-volume publication “The Armenian Genocide: Prelude and Aftermath. As Reported in the U.S. Press,” Ara Ketibian, visited the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Foundation.

Ara Aivazian to UN about unpunished Genocide and prevention of genocide

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/mfa-22-2-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-22-2-2021/ Statement by Ara Aivazian, Foreign Minister of Armenia, at the High Level Segment of the 46th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council Source: MFA of Armenia, February 22, 2021

Round table on the cultural heritage of Artsakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/round-table-24-2-2021/ On February 24-25, 2021, a round table “The Karabakh conflict: through culture towards peace” is planned in the form of an online discussion (from 17:00 to 19:00 Yerevan time or 16-18:00 Moscow time). Among the participants: representatives of a number of state departments of the Republic of Artsakh, public organizations, scientists, publicists, lawyers, human rights defenders from Armenia and Russia. Purpose of the event: to show the continuity of Azerbaijan’s policy since 1918, to draw attention to the destroyed and under threat objects of cultural heritage, to the fact of ignorance of Azerbaijan the Conventions and […]