Law 15:26 21/10/2021 Armenia

UN court hearings are about forming right international perceptions on Artsakh issue, says Armenia's representative

If the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, approves Armenia’s lawsuit against Azerbaijan, that will greatly contribute to the strengthening of the facts of the Armenian side in the negotiation process of the Artsakh conflict settlement and the international recognition of Artsakh’s self-determination, Representative of Armenia before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Yeghishe Kirakosyan, who is also representing Armenia’s interests at the ICJ, told Armenpress.

He stated that from the perspective of the Artsakh issue, not only the decision of the court, but also the current process itself are very important because they would contribute to the formation of right international perceptions.

“In general, during the court hearings we are presenting well-grounded facts from the perspective of international law. We are presenting our position which couldn’t not refer to the Artsakh or the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. It refers to it directly. We present the perceptions and positions of the Armenian side in a well-grounded and professional manner and we do this with the language of the international law, which is very important. And I think that the international support on this direction will be formed based on this. Therefore, the importance of this case is not the decision of the court only, but the process itself. When we launch this process, public speeches, oral hearings are taking place at that period, we are clearly presenting our facts, and all see it. Therefore, I think that this is also an opinion-making process. This process is about forming right international perceptions. Thus, I believe that this a very important process from this perspective,” he said.

Kirakosyan informed that the hearings over the case have been completed by the ICJ on October 19. Two hearings took place within two weeks, the one dedicated to Armenia’s request and the other to Azerbaijan’s request.

He said that during both hearings Armenia’s attorney team has presented quite strong and convincing facts and proofs, as well as has very convincingly defended Armenia’s interests during Azerbaijan’s hearings, by presenting counter-facts.

According to Kirakosyan, the process of a judicial case against Azerbaijan is important itself, as some progress has already been achieved, namely that the authorities of Azerbaijan, with Armenia’s demand, have removed the mannequins and helmets of Armenian soldiers from the so-called “Military Trophy Park” in Baku.

“I think that this is the first big achievement, because the Azerbaijani side presented the proof of removing the mannequins and helmets to the court just two-three days before the hearings, which shows that these hearings are already giving results,” Yeghishe Kirakosyan said.

He informed that ICJ will release its decision over the case in 1-1.5 months. “If by that decision we get what we want, that would be more convincing and will raise further pressure on Azerbaijan. It has already raised pressure, and in case of that decision, that pressure will multiply”, he noted.

On September 16, 2021, Armenia instituted proceedings against the Republic of Azerbaijan before the International Court of Justice with regard to alleged violations of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

Armenia also requested the court to indicate certain provisional measures “as a matter of extreme urgency”, including the return of Armenian prisoners of war and civilian captives from Azerbaijan, as well as the closure of the so-called “Military Trophies Park” in Baku.

However, for Armenia only the removal of mannequins and helmets is not enough. Kirakosyan says that from the very beginning that so-called “trophy park” opened based on the anti-Armenian ideology. Therefore, Armenia demands to close that park completely.

Armenia also requests the court to oblige Azerbaijan to refrain from destructing, changing the Armenian cultural values in Artsakh, as well as to present proofs about the crimes committed in the territory.

These are the main demands of Armenia, Kirakosyan said.

Kirakosyan clarified that the talk currently is about the decision of the court, not the judgment as the case is just starting. In any case, the court’s decision will be legally binding, and if the court approves Armenia’s request, Azerbaijan will be obliged to implement all the demands.



Source Panorama.am
Share |

Related news

Տեքստում սխալ կամ վրիպակ նկատելու դեպքում, ուղարկեք խմբագրին հաղորդագրություն` նշելով տվյալ սխալը, այնուհետև սեղմելով Ctrl-Enter:

Newsfeed

17:15
Armenian exporters and farmers may go bankrupt amid Larsi road closure, economist warns
Economist Suren Parsyan on Monday reacted to the closure of the Stepantsminda-Larsi highway, which connects Armenia and Russia via Georgia, due...
16:48
Temperatures to rise across Armenia
Rain and thunderstorms are expected in some parts of Armenia from 27 June to July 2, the Hydrometeorology and Monitoring Center reports, adding...
16:35
Artak Zeynalyan refuses to comment on audio scandal involving SJC head
Armenia’s former Justice Minister Artak Zeynalyan, who has been nominated for a judge of the Administrative Chamber of the Court of...
15:56
Armenian ruling party MP steps down
Artur Davtyan, an MP from Armenia’s ruling Civil Contract party, has tendered his resignation, the parliament said on Monday. Under...
15:36
Artsakh FM pays working visit to Russia
Foreign Minister of the Artsakh Republic David Babayan was on a working visit to Russia on June 21-27. In Moscow and a number of other...
15:21
Armenian judicial watchdog head to undergo surgery, member says
The acting head of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) overseeing Armenian courts, Gagik Jhangiryan, is set to undergo surgery, SJC member David...
14:57
ANIF uses names of foreigners to cover up shady deals – Pastinfo
The foreign leaders of the Armenian National Interests Fund (ANIF) are unaware of, if not isolated, from the trust management of the shares of...
13:41
Weekly Covid cases rise in Armenia
Armenia confirmed 139 new coronavirus infections over the past one week, bringing the national tally to 423,243 as of 11 a.m. Monday, June 27,...
13:15
Spouse of ex-Ukrainian ambassador publicly insults Armenian fallen soldier's father
The spouse of former Ukrainian Ambassador to Armenia Alexander Bozhko publically insulted Armenian opposition MP Gegham Nazaryan, who lost his...
13:00
Israel may allow Iran to transfer oil to Syria under US supervision
Israel may give its approval to a reported US-brokered deal allowing Iran to transfer oil to Syria, ahead of the resumption of talks to revive...
12:30
Raymond Kévorkian's book on Armenian Genocide history published in Persian
“The Armenian Genocide: A Complete History” by French historian Raymond Kévorkian has been published in Persian by the Afkar...
12:00
Yerevan mayor off to France on official visit
An Armenian delegation led by Yerevan Mayor Hrachya Sargsyan travelled to France on a 12-day official visit on Sunday, the Yerevan...
11:40
US to announce purchase of missile defense system for Ukraine this week
The US plans to announce as soon as this week that it has purchased an advanced, medium-to-long range surface-to-air missile defense system for...
11:26
Stepantsminda-Larsi road closed to all vehicles
Stepantsminda-Larsi highway connecting Armenia and Russia via Georgia is closed to all vehicles as of Monday morning, the Armenian Ministry of...
11:06
Magnitude 3․7 quake hits Armenia-Georgia border area
The Territorial Survey for Seismic Protection of Armenia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations recorded a magnitude 3․7 earthquake in the...
17:00
Vienna named world’s most liveable city in 2022
For the third time in the past five years, Vienna has captured the top spot in the Global Liveability Index, an annual report from The Economist...
16:55
Armenian woman gives birth to her 14th child in Georgia
An Armenian woman living in Gandza, a village in Georgia’s Ninotsminda region, has given birth to her 14th child, Sputnik Armenia reports....
16:35
Remastered version of 'Titanic' set for theatrical release in 2023
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of James Cameron’s Titanic, the multiple Oscar winner and box office phenomenon has been set for a fresh...
16:26
Armenian expert says there is 'only one way to avert renewed war'
Armenia must be fully ready for “imminent war” with Azerbaijan, expert on Iran Vardan Voskanyan said in his new Telegram series...
15:36
Temperatures to drop further across Armenia
Rain and thunderstorms are expected in Armenia from 25 to 30 June, the Hydrometeorology and Monitoring Center reports, adding hailstorms are...
15:07
Pashinyan 'appropriates' a pen at Hayastan Fund meeting
Nikol Pashinyan “appropriated” a pen at the 31st sitting of the Board of Trustees of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund being held in...
14:36
'I am excited to be in Aznavour's homeland', Zaz says ahead of Yerevan concert
Famous French pop singer Zaz is in Armenia and is ready for her first solo concert in Yerevan, which will be held at Hrazdan Stadium on Saturday...
14:02
Hayastan Fund's Board of Trustees holds meeting; church leader, ex-presidents not in attendance
The Armenian presidential palace is hosting the 31st sitting of the Board of Trustees of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund. Activity report of...
13:36
Relatives of fatal shooting victims hold protest in Armenian town
The relatives of those killed and wounded in a fatal shooting in a village near the town of Aparan in Armenia’s Aragatsotn Province on...
12:46
Armenian Embassy reports brief meeting of Makunts and Biden 11 days after it
Lilit Makunts, a member of Nikol Pashinyan's Civil Contract party and Armenia’s Ambassador to the United States, held a meeting with...
12:20
Johnny Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez rushes to help man who collapses mid-flight
Johnny Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez has been hailed a “wonder woman” after she rushed to help an elderly man who collapsed...
12:04
One Artsakh army soldier killed, four wounded in car crash
Five off-duty contract soldiers of the Artsakh army were involved in a traffic accident in Armenia late on Friday. One of them,...
11:45
WHO reports over 900 cases of hepatitis of unknown aetiology in children
As of 22 June 2022, 33 countries in five WHO Regions have reported 920 probable cases of severe acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology in children...
11:29
Armenian opposition to continue rallies and marches, leader says
Armenia’s opposition groups will continue protests aimed at ousting Nikol Pashinyan and will renew their efforts to expand the...
17:00
Elon Musk's daughter granted legal name, gender change
Elon Musk's transgender daughter's request to legally change her name was granted Wednesday, according to a court document obtained by...

Follow us and get updates!

Most popular articles

{"core.blocks.header.spell_message1":"Selected mistake: ","core.blocks.header.spell_message2":"Send a message about the mistake?"}