The threats of ethnic cleansing or a fact of it?

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/fact-3-2-2021/ The process of international recognition of the Republic of Artsakh and condemnation of the aggression of Azerbaijan and Turkey continues in recent months. However, there is one aspect that attracts attention. The texts of Resolutions or Appeals diminish the qualifications and level of illegal acts of Azerbaijan (and Turkey). For example, it is often said about the threats of ethnic cleansing by Azerbaijan against the peaceful Armenian population. Although since September 27, 2020, ethnic cleansing has been carried out and do constitute a fact.

Both Erdogan and Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev echo the genocidal language of a century ago

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/sf-1-2-2021/ Below is an article by Jackie Speier and Adam Schiff from SF Chronicle of Febraury 1, 2021 (in the article, the authors downplayed the crimes of Azerbaijan, see here – https://aga-tribunal.info/fact-3-2-2021-en/) In the past few weeks, the world witnessed the triumph of American democracy over a would-be autocrat, culminating in the peaceful transfer of power on Jan. 20. Yet, the extraordinary foreign and domestic challenges facing President Biden could not be more apparent. He now has the opportunity to reshape a U.S. foreign policy that under President Donald Trump has departed from our core democratic interests […]

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.

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.

UNCHR: Such acts may also constitute war crimes

in Russian – Source: Armenpress, 1.2.2021 UN human rights experts called for the prompt release of prisoners of war and other captives from the recent Nagorno Karabakh conflict, and for the return of bodies to families for burial with due respect for cultural customs, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights reports.

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.

The Human Rights Defender addressed international organizations regarding illegitimacy of the process of determining Armenia’s state borders

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/ombudsman-22-1-2021/ Source: web site of Human rights defender of Armenia, January 22, 2021 On January 22, 2021 the Human Rights Defender addressed the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, the UN and the CoE Secretary Generals, the UN and the CoE Commissioners for Human Rights, the PACE and the OSCE PA Presidents, the ECHR President, the PACE Co-Rapporteurs on Azerbaijan and Armenia, as well as other partners, including several ombudspersons and their associations with questions on the illegitimacy of the process of determining Armenia’s state borders and gross human rights violations.

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.

John Eibner’s relentless call for Christian Solidarity

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/eibner-21-1-2021/ Renowned human rights activist and humanist John Eibner has been advocating for the rights of Christians in Sudan, Nigeria, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, China and other countries for decades. On July 27, 2020, he was appointed to the post of President of Christian Solidarity International (CSI). Two months later, a new genocidal war of the terrorist coalition of Azerbaijan, Turkey, jihadists with the support of a number of other countries began against the Christian Armenian people of Artsakh (Karabakh).

Groningen Journal of International Law. Genocide Risk in Nagorno-Karabakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/groningen-4-1-2021/ Source: https://grojil.org/2021/01/04/genocide-risk-in-nagorno-karabakh/ January 4, 2021 by GroJIL-blog 1 Comment Dr Melanie O’Brien and Dr Suren Manukyan Atrocity Risk Factors Multiple risk factors lead to the commission of atrocity crimes, including genocide. Many of these risk factors can be observed in the Nagorno-Karabakh situation with regards to the Armenian population of that entity. This post will draw on several crucial sources of genocide risk factors: the United Nations Framework Analysis for Atrocity Crimes, and the work of several genocide scholars such as Barbara Harff. While the UN Framework lists 14 risk factors of atrocity crimes, scholars over the years have presented anywhere from […]

Mark Geragos about the crimes committed by Azerbaijan

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/geragos-1-1-2021/ Attorney Mark Geragos (California) multiple times publicly expressed his views for the rights of Armenians in Artsakh and against the crimes committed by Azerbaijan. Below is his new initiative and few tweets after recent war started against Artsakh.

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

Truth and Accountability: Ethnic Cleansing in the Modern Age in Artsakh

Source: AGBU, December 22, 2020 Given its century-old history of advocating for the human rights and dignity of the Armenian people, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) has long recognized the importance of supporting all victims of ethnic cleansing, genocide and other crimes against humanity around the world. That is why it continues to observe December 9th—the United Nations International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and the Prevention of this Crime–with inclusive discussions of an international scope, each year focusing on a different theme related to this vast, multi-dimensional subject.

Nuncio of the Holy See: Vatican is ready to help preserve cultural heritage in Artsakh

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/vatican-9-12-2020/ in Armenian – Source: web site of the president of Armenia, December 9, 2020. On December 9, 2020 president of Armenia Armen Sarkissian received the Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See, Archbishop José Avelino Bettencourt (residence in Tbilisi).

Azerbaijan is an aggressor worthy of new Nurnberg

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/krivopuskov-3-12-2020/ On December 3, 2020 Viktor Krivopuskov published a new article in the well known information agency REGNUM “Who will be responsible for the tragedy of Nagorno-Karabakh?” Viktor Krivopuskov is a chairman of the Russian Society for Friendship with Armenia, PhD in sociology, laureate of the Boris Polevoy Literary Prize, Honorary Member of the Writers’ Union of Armenia. Below is a partially non official translation from Russian by AGA-Tribunal.info.

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. 

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.

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.

Armenia’s ambassador to Vatican: Turkey and Azerbaijan intent to give the conflict an interreligious character

An article in Catholic News Agency, November 12, 2020. The Armenian ambassador to the Holy See said Wednesday that the recruitment and deployment of Syrian Islamist extremists to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone in the Caucasus Mountains is a serious threat to international security.

Preserve Artsakh: An Open Letter to the World Community

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/appeal-12-11-2020/ Associated Press on November 12, 2020 published an Open Letter to the World Community. It was signed by 55 scientists and public figures: 42 from US, 5 from UK, 3 – France, 2 both from Israel and Czech, 1 from Italy. Action was organized by Armenian General Benevolent Union.

Christian advocates call for U.S. to condemn aggression against Armenians

An article in Catholic News Agency, November 11, 2020. An ecumenical group of advocates for persecuted Christians is calling on the U.S. to condemn Turkey and Azerbaijan, amid a conflict over a disputed area in the Caucasus Mountains that has led to the deaths of over a thousand Armenians in recent months.

Baku admitted multiple times: Nagorno-Karabakh is not Azerbaijan and uses the silence of the world as a permit for genocide

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/manasyan-31-10-2020/ in French – https://aga-tribunal.info/manasyan-31-10-2020-fr/ Russian information agency REGNUM on October 31, 2020 made a publication of a new article by Ph.D. in philosophy Alexandr Manasyan. Below is a translation in English. Abstract Nagorno-Karabakh does not belong to Azerbaijan BY RIGHT. The world knows about this, but ignores the law. And Baku uses this as a permit for genocide.

First verdict of the International Criminal Court for the destruction of cultural heritage

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/icc-2016/ In 2016 the International Criminal Court (ICC) has recognized Ahmed Al-Faqi Al-Mahdi guilty of war crime and has sentenced him to 9 years in prison for his responsibility in the deliberate destruction in 2012 of nine mausoleums and the secret gate of the Sidi Yahia mosque in UNESCO’s World Heritage site of Timbuktu (Mali).

An Open Letter to the Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres

Three large Armenian NGOs with Consultative Status in UN: Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA) and Armenian Relief Society (ARS) sent an Open Letter to the Secretary General of the UN. Source: AGBU, October 27, 2020.

Statements of National Council of Church in the U.S.A. and the World Council of Churches condemning the escalation of violence against Artsakh

National Council of Church in the U.S.A. (NCC) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) issued on September 30, 2020 statements condemning the escalation of violence against Artsakh. Source: The Armenian Church, Eastern Diocese of America.

Appeal to European Parliament President David Sassoli

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/europarl_14-6-2020/ From: NGO “Crossroad” (“Khachmeruk”), Armenia To: European Parliament President David Sassoli June 14, 2020 Dear Mr. Sassoli, For us, the signatories of this letter, and for the many residents of Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, NKR), any reference to the territorial integrity and legitimate borders of the Republic of Azerbaijan is puzzling in the light of the following facts.