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 Friday, December 3 2021 16:29
Naira Badalian

International Court of Justice to deliver Orders in cases `Armenia v.  Azerbaijan`, `Azerbaijan v. Armenia`

International Court of Justice to deliver Orders in cases `Armenia v.  Azerbaijan`, `Azerbaijan v. Armenia`

ArmInfo.Yeghishe Kirakosyan, Armenia`s representative at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has been dispatched to The Hague, Netherlands, to attend the delivery of the International Court of Justice Order on the request for the  indication of provisional measures made by the Republic of Azerbaijan  in the case concerning Application of the International Convention on  the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Azerbaijan v.  Armenia) and of the International Court of Justice Order in the case  concerning Application of the International Convention on the  Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Armenia v.  Azerbaijan). 

The Republic of Armenia lodged a claim with the International Court  of Justice against Azerbaijan.  Armenia accused Azerbaijan of  violating the International Convention on the Elimination of All  Forms of Racial Discrimination. The Armenian side claims that  Azerbaijan had for decades practiced racial discrimination against  Armenians and the government-sponsored anti-Armenian policy resulted  in mass killings, torture and other crimes against Armenians.  According to the claim, the violations proved to be obvious during  the 2020 hostilities unlashed by Azerbaijan, which once again grossly  violated the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms  of Racial Discrimination. The claim is suppose to protect Armenia and  Armenians from further violations and prevent disagreements. So  Armenia requested provisional measures against Azerbaijan claiming it  to be an urgent issue. 

In response, the head of the press service of Azerbaijani MFA Leyla  Abdullayeva told reporters that, besides the first claim lodged by  Azerbaijan with the European Court on Human Rights this January,  Azerbaijan intended to file a claim to the International Court of  Justice about Armenia's violation of the "1965 International  Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination."  She noted that "after the end to illegal occupation of part of  Azerbaijan`s territories, the facts have been collected and  documented proving gross violations of human rights against  Azerbaijanis." Among them are expulsion, torture, murders of  Azerbaijanis for ethnic reasons, Abdullayeva said. According to her,  "after the trilateral statement was signed Armenia continued  violating the ICERD by preventing repatriation of ethnic Azerbaijanis  by mining the once occupied territories and refusing to hand the maps  over to Azerbaijan."

The International Court of Justice is to deliver its Orders on  December 7.  


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