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))

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 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 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

Armenian Academy of Sciences asks Putin, Biden, Macron to assist UNESCO monitoring in Karabakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/academy-3-2-2021/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/academy-3-2-2021-hy/ Source: Armenpress, February 3, 2021. The National Academy of Sciences of Armenia has issued a statement, appealing to Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Joe Biden and President of France Emmanuel Macron – the leaders of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairing countries, to support UNESCO for the implementation of monitoring in order to assess the state of the cultural heritage in the territories of Artsakh that have come under the control of Azerbaijan.

Resolution of South Australia for the Recognition of the Republic of Artsakh, condemning agression of Azerbaijan and Turkey

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/australia-3-2-2021/ On February 3, 2021 the Parliament of South Australia accepted a following Resultion. Source: ANC of Australia. See comments here – https://aga-tribunal.info/australia-parl-3-2-2021-en/ Text of the Resolution. That this House: (1)Notes the actions and belligerence of Azerbaijan towards the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Artsakh in commencing military action on 27 September 2020.

Aiding Azerbaijan’s lie industry is immoral

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-2-2-2021/ On February 2, 2021 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh issued a Comment. Recently, we have witnessed an information campaign by Azerbaijan, which, in an effort to demonstrate alleged international support for the Turkish-Azerbaijani armed aggression against Artsakh, disseminates messages about congratulations by representatives of some international organizations and political circles of a number of countries on the “liberation” of the so-called “occupied” territories by Azerbaijan.

The Inter-State Application against Azerbaijan with the ECHR

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/echr-2-2-2021/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/echr-2-2-2021-hy/ Source: Representative of Armenia before the ECHR On 1 February 2021 the Government of the Republic of Armenia submitted an Inter-State Application against Azerbaijan with the European Court of Human Rights claiming Convention violations during and in the aftermath of the war waged by Azerbaijan.

Comment by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/mfa-1-2-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-1-2-2021/ Source: http://www.nkr.am/en/news/2021-02-01/mfa-comment The intentions of the ultra-right nationalist Turkish Nationalist Movement Party and its affiliated extremist neo-fascist organization ‘Gray Wolves’ to implement certain projects in the occupied territories of the Republic of Artsakh, in particular, in the town of Shushi, are of great concern.

The Armenian cultural heritage in Artsakh: cases of vandalism and at risk of desctruction by Azerbaijan

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/ombudsman-26-1-2021/ AD HOC PUBLIC REPORT THE ARMENIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE IN ARTSAKH (NAGORNO-KARABAKH): CASES OF VANDALISM AND AT RISK OF DESTRUCTION BY AZERBAIJAN Source: web site of the Ombudsman of the Republic of Artsakh, January 26, 2021. Full Report in PDF (106 pages) – here.

The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Population of Nagorno-Karabakh is at Risk

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/gcr2p-15-1-2021/ The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (GCR2P) saves lives by mobilizing the international community to act in situations where populations are at risk of mass atrocity crimes. Their goal is to uphold the norm of the Responsibility to Protect – known as R2P – adopted by the UN in 2005. This principle seeks to ensure that the international community never again fails to halt the mass atrocity crimes of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

EP CFSP and CSDP 2020 reports on Karabakh, Azerbaijan and Turkey related issues

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/ep-22-1-2021/ On January 20, 2021 EU Parliament adopted the Annual CFSP and CSDP Reports. Below are the excerpts from large documents, where Armenia, Karabakh, Azerbaijan, Turkey are mentioned. Source: EU Parliament official web site.

Organized hate speech and animosity towards Armenians in Azerbaijan

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/ombudsman-17-1-2021/ Ombudsman of Armenia Arman Tatoyan together with his collegue from Republic of Artsakh made an Ad Hoc public report on the organized hate speech and animosity towards Armenians in Azerbaijan. The report was published on the web site on January 17, 2021. ORGANIZED HATE SPEECH AND ANIMOSITY TOWARDS ETHNICARMENIANS IN AZERBAIJAN AS ROOT CAUSES OF ETHNICALLY BASED TORTURE AND INHUMAN TREATMENT BY AZERBAIJANI ARMED FORCES(September-November 2020)

Azerbaijan’s stamp with chemical disinfection of Artsakh is an open propaganda for the extermination of Armenians

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/stamp-15-1-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/stamp-15-1-2021/ Source: web site of the ombudsman of Armenia, January 15, 2021 The policy of Armenophobia promoted by the Azerbaijani authorities at the state level and the fact of ethnic cleansing of Armenians in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) are substantiated by new developments. In particular, the Ministry of Transport, Communication and High Technologies of Azerbaijan has issued “Azerbaijan 2020” postage stamps, one of which is an open propaganda of the extermination of the Armenians of Artsakh.

Documents on war crimes committed by Azerbaijan were transferred to the Prosecutor and the Police in Armenia

in Armenian — https://aga-tribunal.info/tatoyan-28-12-2020-hy/ in Russain — https://aga-tribunal.info/tatoyan-28-12-2020/ On December 28, 2020, documentary protocols on war crimes committed by the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan were signed by Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan and transferred to the Prosecutor’s and the Police Offices in Armenia, as bodies of general jurisdiction. Below is the translation into Russian of the article of the Ombudsman from his official website by AGA-Trobunal.info.

The Parliament of Luxembourg unanimously adopted a resolution on the final settlement of the status of Nagorno-Karabakh

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/luxembourg-24-12-2020-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/luxembourg-24-12-2020/ On December 19, 2020 the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies unanimously adopted a motion on Azerbaijan-Turkey-jihadist aggression against the Artsakh. Source: official web site of the parliament (in French)

UNESCO Declaration on ensuring cultural property protection in and around Nagorno-Karabakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/unesco-21-12-2020/ Source: web site of UNESCO, December 11, 2020 The document was accepted at the 15th Meeting of the Committee. See another note from Dec 21, 2020 underneath a text of the Declaration. Declaration of the Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict of the Second Protocol to The Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict – ensuring cultural property protection in and around Nagorno-Karabakh and setting-up an independent technical mission

Some 150 scientists across the globe apply to Vatican over preservation of cultural heritage in Karabakh

in Armenian – in Russian – Source: Panorama.am, December 11, 2020 A petition on the preservation of the cultural heritage in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) signed by around 150 scientists from around the world has been submitted to the Vatican Secretariat of State of the Holy See.

An urgent appeal of WCC to UNESCO for the protection of Armenian religious and cultural monuments Artsakh

Source: web sites of World Council of Churches and Armenian Church, Eastern Diocese in US, November 23, 2020. In a letter to the Director-General of UNESCO, the Geneva-based World Council of Churches (WCC) has made an urgent appeal for the protection of Armenian religious and cultural monuments Artsakh.

UNESCO: Reaffirming the obligation to protect cultural goods of Nagorno-Karabakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/unesco-18-11-2020/ Source: web site of UNESCO, November 18, 2020 On 18 November, the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, received the representatives of Armenia and Azerbaijan to the Organization. 

Metropolitan Museum of Art appeals for protection of cultural heritage sites in Nagorno-Karabakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/metro-17-11-2020/ Source: The Art Newspaper, November 17, 2020 The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York issued a plea today for the preservation of cultural heritage sites in the Nagorno-Karabakh region as Azerbaijan moves to take control of swaths of territory under a Russian-brokered peace deal for the enclave.

Call for the conviction of the perpetrators of ethnic cleansing of the Armenians in Karabakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/afaja-1/ in Armenian – here in French – here in Spanish – here in Portugese – here By the end of October 2020, the French Association of Armenian lawyers and jurists AFAJA initiated a petition in six languages addressed to the UN Security Council. During the month as on November 25, it was signed by 28,140 people. Web address of the petition in English – here.

IPTCA: Open Appeal to the Deputies of the French Senate

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/france-23-11-2020/ Open Appeal to the Deputies of the French Senate The Organizing Сommittee of the International Public Tribunal for Crimes of Azerbaijan (IPTCA) thanks the senators of France, Bruno Retailleau, Patrick  Kanner, Hervé Marseille, Eliane Assassi and Guillaume Gontard for the draft Resolution on the recognition of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and hopes for its adoption by the French Senate  http://www.senat.fr/leg/ppr20-145.html  

Statement of ICOMOS, ICA, IFLA & ICOM on damage and protection of cultural heritage in Nagorno Karabakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/unesco-20-11-2020/ Source: ICA.com, November 20, 2020 ICOMOS, ICA, IFLA and ICOM call upon all parties involved in implementing the complete ceasefire agreement that came into force on 10 November in Nagorno-Karabakh to proactively ensure full respect and protection of allthe cultural heritage in the concerned areas, in particular those where control is passing from one party to another (Agdam district, Kelbajar district and Lachin region). This respect and protection must extend to the conservation, interpretation and presentation of all such cultural heritage.