(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 23. Azerbaijan will
ensure the use of all international mechanisms to give a legal
assessment of the crimes of Armenia, Trend reports citing the press service of the
Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan filed interstate claims against Armenia to the
International Court of Justice of the UN for the International
Convention 'On the Elimination of All Forms of Racial
Discrimination' back in September of 2021.
“The International Court unanimously decided on provisional
measures against Armenia based on the petitions filed by
Azerbaijan, on December 7, 2021. Thus, the court ordered Armenia to
take all necessary measures to prevent propaganda and incitement of
racial hostility against citizens of Azerbaijan and people of
Azerbaijani origin on the territory of Armenia, including
organizations and individuals as well as to refrain from actions
that could aggravate or prolong conflict or make it difficult to
resolve. The basis for the court's decision was the arguments and
evidence presented by Azerbaijan related to the fact that Armenia
failed to bring to justice its individuals and ethno-nationalist
groups (mainly VOMA, POGA, etc.) who voiced revanchist calls
inciting hatred against Azerbaijanis as well as the fact that
Armenian state bodies encouraged their activities in some cases and
awarded the activists of these organizations.
Despite the court's decisions, Armenia continued to grossly
violate its obligations in 2022, no practical measures were taken
on the territory of the country against revanchists, appeals filled
with hatred and violence against Azerbaijanis, and paramilitary
illegal groups continued their activities against Azerbaijan and
Azerbaijanis. It's enough to say that the main slogan that was
voiced by Armenia during the demonstrations starting from April
2022 and directed against the Azerbaijanis was 'Armenia without
At the same time, before the transfer of villages of Zabukh and
Sus of Lachin district under the complete control of Azerbaijan,
persons of Armenian origin illegally residing there during the
occupation period openly demonstrated their ethnic hatred towards
Azerbaijanis, burning houses belonging to Azerbaijanis and
destroying forests. The Armenian government has not yet taken any
effective measures to prevent these cases or to hold those
concerned accountable for the crimes committed.
Furthermore, during mine-clearing operations on the territory of
Lachin up to 1,400 mines, produced in Armenia in 2021, were found.
The absolute majority of the territories where mines were planted
are villages and settlements where Azerbaijanis once lived. The
main purpose of this provocation is to prevent the return of
internally displaced persons to their native lands.
This evidence indicating a gross violation of the decisions of
the International Court of Justice on December 7, 2021, by Armenia
was officially submitted to the International Court of Justice
'Azerbaijan will ensure the use of all possible international
mechanisms to give a legal assessment of the crimes committed by
Armenia during the occupation, as well as ongoing ones,' the
Azerbaijani ministry stated.
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