Otto Luchterhandt. International legal foundations for the independence of the Republic of Artaskh

in Russian – An article by Professor Dr. iur. Otto Luchterhandt (Universität Hamburg, Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft, Lüneburg, Germany), 30.9.2020. Source: https://dearjv.de/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Otto_Luchterhandt_EN.pdf

ICJ: Armenia v. Azerbaijan – Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

On September 16, 2021 the Republic of Armenia instituted proceedings at the International Court of Justice against the Republic of Azerbaijan on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and requested the Court to indicate provisional measures – https://www.icj-cij.org/public/files/case-related/180/180-20210916-PRE-01-00-EN.pdf

Speeches at the International Court of Justice in Hague on October 14, 2021

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hague-14-10-2021/ The International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, is holding public hearings over Armenia’s request to indicate provisional measures against Azerbaijan.

The Human Rights Defender of Armenia presented to the Pope the tortures committed against the Armenians

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/rome-7-10-2021/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/rome-7-10-2021-hy/ Source: web site of the Human rights defender of the Rep. of Armenia.

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.

EP Resolution “Prisoners of war in the aftermath of the most recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan”, May 20, 2021

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/ep-res-20-5-2021/ On May 20, 2021 the European Parliament adopted a resolution on prisoners of war in the aftermath of the most recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan (2021/2693(RSP))

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 […]

The topic of genocide does not accept manipulation. Especially during the terrorist and information war

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/theriault-4-11-2021/ On November 4, 2020 “The Armenian Weekly” magazine published an open letter of Henry Theriault against dangerous, deceitful and anti-Armenian publication on the web site “Genocide Watch”. Later on this web site the rampant of Azerbaijani propaganda took on indecent proportions. AGA-Tribunal.info made a translation of that article into Russian. A link to this page was placed as a comment in “Armenian Weekly”.

Gilles Deleuze on Artsakh and the rights of Armenians for life

Source: https://medium.com/sev-bibar/gilles-deleuze-on-artsakh-and-the-rights-of-armenians-for-life-abb26fccfa79 We present you an excerpt from French television program called “L’Abécédaire de Gilles Deleuze” (“Gilles Deleuze’s alphabet book”), produced by Pierre-André Boutang in 1988–1989, consisting of an eight-hour series of interviews between Gilles Deleuze and Claire Parnet. In one of the interviews the French philosopher talks about Artsakh events and the rights of Armenians for life. “Take, the example of recent contemporary unrest in Armenia. What is the situation there to the best of my understanding? There is an enclave in another Soviet Republic. There is an Armenian enclave, and there is the Republic of Armenia…There is a […]

V. Krivopuskov: Questions to Ilham Aliyev must be considered in the Hague Tribunal

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/krivopuskov-30-3-2021/ March 30, 2021 Victor Krivopuskov published an article (in Russian) on the website of information agency REGNUM “Aliyev should be responsible for the casus belli of the Azerbaijan-Karabakh war-2020”. We give it below translated in English by AGA-Tribunal.info. Some publications of Viktor Krivopuskov are at – https://aga-tribunal.info/krivopuskov/

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. […]

The soft language of USCIRF’s report on Azerbaijan is a direct encouragement of the ongoing cultural genocide

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/uscirf-18-3-2021/ Source: https://www.uscirf.gov/ March 18, 2021 The U.S. Commission on international religious freedom (USCIRF) every year issues reports about 29 countires. Among them there are 6 ex-Soviet countries: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, as wel as Turkey, another 14 countries from Asia, 6 from Africa, also Cuba and Nicaragua. USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan, U.S. federal government commission created by the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) that monitors the universal right to freedom of religion or belief abroad.  USCIRF uses international standards to monitor religious freedom violations globally, and makes policy recommendations to the President, […]

Ara Aivazian: the attempts to resolve conflict by mass atrocities, use of force and the terrorist fighters should be unequivocally condemned.

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-16-3-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-16-3-2021/ Source: MFA of Armenia, March 16, 2021 Statement for press by Foreign Minister Ara Aivazian following a meeting with Ann Linde, the Foreign Minister of Sweden and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office

The message of His Holiness Karekin II on March 3, 2021

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/church-3-3-2021-hy/ in Russian – THE MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS, KAREKIN II, SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS, ON THE OCCASION OF THE OPENING OF THE SYMPOSIUM (March 3, 2021) Source: www.ArmenianChurch.org