Mourners gather at Yerablur Military Pantheon Military Cemetery to commemorate Armenian members killed in a conflict over Yerevan, Armenia on 26 September 2021 the first anniversary of conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. REUTERS Artem Mikryukov was Artem Mikryukov.
On 14 Oct : Reuters - Armenia told judges at the World Court in The Hague that Azerbaijan promotes ethnic hatred against Armenians and asked the court to stop what their lawyers call a cycle of violence and hatred.
Armenia's assertions, which Azerbaijan denies, are part of a case made by Azerbaijan in the World Court last month that says Armenia violated the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, to which both states are signataires.
Thursday's hearing does not go into the merits of the case but instead examines Armenia's request for emergency measures to stop the alleged violations, while the court considers the claim. After Armenia's claim was made public Azerbaijan filed a counterclaim accusing Armenia of violating the anti-discrimination treaty. Azerbaijan is also seeking that the court order protective measures while the case is ongoing. Azerbaijan will face the court later on Thursday.
Lawyers for Armenia accused Azerbaijan's authorities of fostering ethic hate and a culture where massacre and torture of ethnic Armenians were systematic Generations upon generations are indoctrinated into this culture of fear and hate of anything and everything Armenian, Yeghishe Kirakosyan said.
In fighting last September to November, Azeri forces camped ethnic Armenian forces out of swathes of territory they had held over in and around the Nagorno-Karabakh region since the 1990's before Russia brokered a ceasefire.
The International Court of Justice, often known as the World Court of Justice, is the United Nations' Court for resolving disputes between countries. The court has yet to determine whether it has jurisdiction in this case.