The Armenian Bar Association’s Armenian Rights Watch Committee strongly condemns the hate flyers posted today in Glendale, CA. Hateful messages like this have no place in any of our communities, especially in Glendale, home to one of the largest Armenian Diaspora communities. 

Hate incidents against the Armenian community in CA are rapidly increasing, beginning with the despicable attacks in San Francisco on the St. Gregory Apostolic Church and Krouzian-Zekarian Vasbouragan Armenian School. These cowardly displays of violence were followed by attacks on the Ferrahian Armenian High School and the AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School in Los Angeles. Most recently, in January of this year, similarly repugnant flyers were found in Beverly Hills. This disturbing trend must be investigated and condemned at the highest level. 

Armenian Rights Watch Committee member Anthony Babakhanian attended yesterday’s press conference held in front of the Glendale Police Department and delivered remarks in solidarity with Glendale Mayor Ardy Kassakhian, law enforcement, and the community. 

The Armenian Bar Association urges anyone with any information to contact the Glendale Police Department immediately.

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2024 International Law Symposium: Call for Papers

The humanitarian crisis for the ethnic Armenian community of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) [as a result of Azerbaijan’s complete military encirclement, months-long blockade, and, ultimately, the entire Armenian population’s forced migration out of Nagorno-Karabakh] raise oft-ignored questions about the universality and effectiveness of non-derogable international human rights norms. This Call for Papers seeks submissions of abstracts for papers exploring the relationship between human rights and unrecognized or partially recognized States (viz, countries), particularly in connection with the live issues in Nagorno-Karabakh.

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