The members of the Armenian Bar Association are deeply concerned about the press release issued on October 2, 2023, (the “Press Release”) by the UN Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan, Vladanka Andreeva, following the UN’s recent “observer mission” (“UN Mission”) to Nagorno-Karabakh. We are hereby expressing our grave reservations regarding several statements made in the Press Release. 

The attached letter details the reasons why. We kindly request that the Press Release be either retracted and removed from the UN affiliated websites or revised by removing the misleading and inaccurate conclusory claims.  


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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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