MFA of Armenia about crimes committed by Azerbaijan

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/mfa-26-2-2021-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-26-2-2021/ Source: web site of MFA of Armenia, Fenruary 26, 2021. MFA Spokesperson Anna Naghdalyan: Azerbaijan has unleashed two large-scale wars against the right of the people of Artsakh to self-determination resulting in tens of thousands of casualties. Azerbaijan bears full responsibility for the losses and deprivations of the people of the region for three decades. 

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.

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

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/heritage-24-2-2021/ On February 24, 2021 (from 16:00 to 18:00 Moscow time), the public organization “Crossroads” (“Khachmeruk”) organized the first discussion within 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. There will be a second discussion on February 25, and those who wish to participate can indicate their intention. The publication of a brochure is planned. The event is timed to coincide with February 28 – the state Day of Remembrance for the victims of pogroms in Azerbaijan. […]

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

Online petition for dismissing Mehriban Aliyeva from her UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador title

in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/petition-nov-2020-hy/ in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/petition-nov-2020/ In November 2020 famous Armenian and foreign figures of art and science have initiated an online petition aimed at dismissing First Vice-President of Azerbaijan, Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva from her title of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Canadian-Armenian actress Arsinee Khanjian. As on February 18, 2021 more than 36300 have signed this petition. Below is a text and the names of 101 famous public figures, who signed the petition first. Though few months passed from starting this online petition it is still actual since Azerbaijan refuses to allow UNESCO mission to come to the place.

Azerbaijan is at war with Armenian cultural values

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/monuments-17-2-2021/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/monuments-17-2-2021-hy/ Source: page of “Artsakh monuments” in Facebook, February 17, 2021 Judging by the results of our monitoring and testimony of eyewitnesses, we can say that in the territories occupied by Azerbaijan, Azerbaijanis commit special atrocities in relation to Armenian monuments (khachkars, monuments) dedicated to the Artsakh liberation war.

MFA of Russia on the defense of the monument to the victims in the village Avetaranots by Azerbaijanis

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/mfa-11-2-2021/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/mfa-11-2-2021-hy/ Source: Armenpress, February 11, 2021 Translation by AGA-Tribunal.info. The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova spoke upon the desecration by Azerbaijanis of a monument to the victims of the Great Patriotic War in the village of Avetaranots, Askeran region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The Eastern Diocese in US has created a special committee to protect the endangered Armenian heritage sites of Artsakh

Source: https://armenianchurch.us/ January 21, 2021 The Eastern Diocese has created a special committee to protect the endangered Armenian heritage sites of Artsakh. The group composed of academic researchers and clergy was formed in the aftermath of the 2020 Artsakh war, with the blessing of Diocesan Primate Bishop Daniel Findikyan. With the surrender of territories in Artsakh containing numerous Armenian monasteries, churches, cultural sites, and monuments, the working group aims to advocate for the preservation of these Armenian treasures, while informing the public of their historical importance.

Azerbaijan has declared war on UNESCO

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/unesco-11-2-2021/ in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/unesco-11-2-2021-hy/ The article by Astghik Alimyan in the web site of information agency Armenpress, February 11, 2021. The Armenian and international community has become concerned with the protection of the rich Armenian spiritual, historical, and cultural heritage found in the territories transferred to the control of Azerbaijan as a result of the recent bloody war unleashed against Nagorno-Karabakh. The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Russia and France, as well as the EU, have emphasized the importance of protecting the Armenian Christian heritage found in these territories, and have supported the involvement of UNESCO in […]

Online panel discussion: War crimes, cultural genocide and religious freedom

On January 15, 2021 Armenian National Committees in different countries organized an online panel discussion: WAR CRIMES, CULTURAL GENOCIDE & RELIGIOUS FREEDOM with distinguished academics and experts, featuring:

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 […]

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.

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 […]

The second state in Australia recognised the rights to self-determination of the Republic of Artsakh, condemned Azerbaijan and Turkey

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/australia-parl-3-2-2021/ Source: ANC of Australia, also ANC in FB South Australia became the second state in Australia to recognise the rights to self-determination of the Republic of Artsakh, condemning Azerbaijan and Turkey for their invasion of the country’s indigenous Armenians in a motion passed with a vote in the House of Assembly, reported the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU). Text of the Resolution is here – https://aga-tribunal.info/en/australia-3-2-2021-en/ The motion follows one passed by the New South Wales Parliament’s Legislative Assembly in October 2020, and similarly “calls on the Federal Government to also recognise the Republic of […]

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.

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.

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 massacre of Armenians in Shushi in March 1920 was an Armenocide policy inherited from Turkey

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/shushi-1-2-2021/ Article by Ashot Beglaryan, February 1, 2021. Source: http://russia-armenia.info/node/73306 Non official translation from Russian by AGA-Tribunal.info. On March 23, 1920, in the Karabakh city of Shushi, a massacre of the Armenian civilian population was organized and carried out by the so-called Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. Let’s not again stir up the minds and souls of readers with the horrors of the atrocities committed by the Caucasian Tatars (hereinafter called Azerbaijanis). Let us only note that the consequences of these fanatics were very figuratively described by famous Russian poet Osip Mandelstam in his poem “The Phaeton driver”, who […]

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 next manifestations of the Azerbaijani state falsification

Recently, while in Shoushi, the President of Azerbaijan, the country’s chief forger I. Aliev, on whose instructions false rumors have been spread in the past that Armenians allegedly destroyed Azerbaijani cultural monuments by stopping at one of the local mosques, once publicly boasted that Armenians had destroyed 64 of 67 mosques in Nagorno-Karabakh. The news, which has absolutely nothing to do with reality, has also appeared in other publications that encourage the false propaganda of the Azerbaijanis.In view of the above, we have to answer the liar who turns the reality upside down, based only on the real facts. Thus, […]

ICC: The Anatomy of Genocide – Karabakh’s Forty-Four Day War

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/icc-21-1-2021/ On January 21, 2021 the International Christian Concern (ICC) issued a report and published in PDF on their web site. Below we present some excerpts from the document.

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.