in Armenian – https://aga-tribunal.info/hy/program_22-3-2020_hy/
in Russian / на русском – https://aga-tribunal.info/program_22-3-2020/
March 22-25, 2020
Online forum “Against the crimes committed by Azerbaijan”
On March 22-25, 2020, an International scientific and practical Conference dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the massacre of the Armenian population of Shushi (Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabagh Republic, NKR)) was planned in city Shushi (Republic of Artsakh (NKR)) “Genocidal behavior of Azerbaijan: history and modernity (from political and legal assessment to the international court).”
The preparation lasted for more than two months; performances of about 50 experts from different countries were planned. The conference was co-organized by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Artsakh, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Tourism of the Republic of Artsakh , the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia and the “Culture and Future Foundation” (Russia). Conference partners were: Artsakh Scientific Center, “Khachmeruk” (“Crossroad”) Public organization of sociological and political initiatives (Armenia), National Archives of the Republic of Armenia, “Kachar” Scientific Center (Republic of Artsakh), “Orbeli” Analytical Research Center (Armenia), Russian friendship and cooperation society with Armenia (Russia).
Unfortunately, due to global complications associated with the spread of coronavirus, the conference was postponed until the pandemic ends.
Nevertheless, by agreement with the organizers of the conference and within the framework of its theme, an online forum-discussion “Against crimes committed by Azerbaijan” was prepared and held in the form of a preliminary stage of the planned conference. The structure that was adopted for the conference, in particular, a dividing in sections, was maximally preserved. Among the online participants was one of the speakers of the plenary session of the conference and its executive secretary. Two blocks were planned at the main conference: scientific (historical) and applied (practical). It was the representatives of the second block that made up the majority in the online forum-discussion.
By March 21, 23 participants of the main conference sent their materials (texts and videos in 3 languages), which were reflected on the web site (see List of participants, topics and links below) so that everyone could preliminarily familiarize with them. Of the 23 participants: 9 from Armenia, 3 from Artsakh, 5 from Russia, 3 from France, 2 from the UK, 1 from Lebanon.
The participants joined a new group on Facebook, where an online discussion took place from March 22 to 25. In addition to the conference participants themselves, in the online group (as of March 28) there were 22 more experts as observers, including four representatives of state structures of Armenia.
During the online discussion, there were dozens of proposals that a working group is currently working on to formulate a Resolution and a Program of practical actions (until the end of 2020).
14 participants of the online forum initiated the creation of the International Public Tribunal for crimes of Azerbaijan, and also accepted an open Appeal to the UN on his behalf.
Interested organizations and experts can join the ongoing Movement on International recognition of multiple crimes of genocide against Armenians committed by Azerbaijan and punishment.
*** Below some individuals have links to individual pages on the AGA-Tribunal.info web site with their publications and video on the topic.
Alexander Manasyan, corresponding member of National Academu of sciences of Armenia, Doctor of Philosophy, professor
“External factors in the formation of the political culture of the Transcaucasian Turks” in Russian
Mher Harutyunyan, head of the “Kachar” scientific center, Ph.D., associate professor
Tigran Pashabayezyan, member of the Board of the French Agency “Lusavor Avetis” (Yerevan)
“The strategy of recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide and compensation for it in the light of the UN Conventions on Dec 12,1948 and Nov 26, 1968″ in Armenian video in Armenian, 16 min
Martik Gasparyan, Doctor of economics, professor, academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Russian Academy of Arts, MADENM, EWAN
«Modern challenges and threats, a hundred-year-old genocidal policy on the destruction of the cultural heritage (culturecid) of Armenians and other autochthonous peoples from the Musavatists, Young Turks, Caucasian Tatars (Turks) – newly formed Azerbaijanis together with Bolsheviks» report in Russian Appeal to UNESCO in Russian
Vahan Babakhanyan, editor of the web sites «Armenian Genocide in Azerbaijan» and «Miaban», chairman of the “Khachmeruk” (Crossroad) public organization of sociological and political science initiatives, member of the Coordinating Council of Russian-Armenian organizations (St. Petersburg, Russia)
“Practical measures for international condemnation and prevention of crimes of genocide by Azerbaijan” PDF of presentation, 7 pages (in Russian) PPT presentation, 80Kb
Crimes of the genocide of the Armenian population in Shushi in 1920 as a manifestation of the genocidal political culture of Azerbaijan
Nune Sarumyan, Artsakh State University, Ph.D., associate professor
“March crime in Shushi in 1920 in the context of domestic and foreign policy processes”
Mariam A. Avagyan, PhD, associate professor NUACA, Coordinator of the Forum of refugees from Azerbaijan SSR
“The offences committed against the citizens of Armenian nationality in Azerbaijan SSR during 1987 -1992 are precisely a stage in the incessant 130 years long Genocide” in Armenian in Russian (abridged version)
Tony S. Kahvé, director of “Ararat Heritage” (United Kingdom)
«Armenian Genocide bibliography in English»
Ashot Harutyunyan, head of the Museum of the History of Shushi
“Armenian Genocide in the city of Shushi” video in Armenian, 13 min
Aram Khachatryan, head of the information and analytical site russia-armenia.info, executive secretary of the Coordinating Council of Russian-Armenian Organizations (Russia)
“Historical and cultural monuments of Artsakh and Nakhichevan – victims of Azerbaijani vandalism” in Russian
Levon Beklaryan, Doctor of Philosophy, professor, academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (Moscow)
“Events in Shushi as a continuation of ethnic cleansing in Eastern Armenia”
The internal tasks of the Armeniancy and practical actions
Matsak Poladyan, public figure (France)
“Problems and immediate tasks of the trinity of Armenia-Artsakh-Diaspora and the Armenians of the Middle East” in Armenian
Grigory Ayvazyan, Ph.D. in History, researcher at the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of NAS RA, chairman of the NGP “Assembly of Azerbaijanian Armenians” (Armenia)
“On the issue of the process of official recognition by Armenia of the Armenian Genocide in the territory of Azerbaijan in 1988-1992. and on the events in connection with the 30th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Baku in 1990″ in Russian video in Armenian, 10 min
Narek Abrahamian, retired General (Lebanon)
“Indigenous Peoples of the Middle East as an important and main factor of peace in the region” in Armenian
Tatyana Minasyan, public activist, member of the “Congress of Armenian refugees from the Azerbaijani SSR (Armenia)
«The problems of preserving the historical memory of the young generation (on the example of the Armenian community of Banants village)» in Russian
Armenak Harmandayan, head of “Lusavor Avetis” Information Agency (France)
“Armenians around the world who have left the national identity” in Armenian
Ashot Shakhsuvaryan, chairman of the Russian-Armenian non-governmental Center for legal assistance (Armenia)
Ruben Kirakosyan, lawyer, chairman of the Russian-Armenian Association of lawyers ARMROSS (Moscow)
“Coordination of refugees and refugee organizations as exclusive entities for the formation of legal claims against the Republic of Azerbaijan” in Armenian theses in Armenian in Russian video in Armenian, 9 min
Tasks at the international level and practical actions
Hrant Melik-Shakhnazaryan, head of Analytical center “Voskanapat” (Armenia)
Radik Khamoyan, public figure (Armenia)
“A stable peace in Transcaucasia and throughout the Middle East cannot be achieved without the Treaty of Sevres and the Arbitration Award of Woodrow Wilson” in Armenian
Aram Sargsyan, chairman of the Organizing Committee “In Defense of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic (Republic of Artsakh)” (Armenia)
«Overcoming the consequences of the Armenian Genocide»
Armen Ter-Sarkisyan, president of the «ARMINFOCENTER» (The Armenian international information-analytical, cultural-educational and legal center) (Russia)
Zohrab Gabrielyan, lawyer, member of the International Bar Association of St. Petersburg (Russia) “Qualification of the crimes of Azerbaijan as genocide using international legal mechanisms to hold the state of Azerbaijan accountable”
Tigran Babayan, chairman of the NGO “Pahapan” (France)
“It is necessary to present to the UN the truth about the Armenian Genocide by Azerbaijan and the rights of Armenians and other indigenous peoples of the Eastern Caspian” video in Armenian, 5 min
Hovik Avanesov, researcher in Caucasus Studies Center of the University after Mesrop Mashtots (Republic of Artsakh)