BELMONT, Mass. — The Nationwide Affiliation for Armenian Research and Analysis (NAASR) will host an in-person and on-line program, “Armenia’s Case within the World Court docket,” that includes Dr. Yeghishe Kirakosyan, consultant of the Republic of Armenia to the Worldwide Court docket of Justice, on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 7:30 p.m., on the NAASR Vartan Gregorian Constructing, 395 Harmony Ave., Belmont, MA.
This can be an in-person occasion and in addition introduced on-line dwell through Zoom and YouTube. For these attending in individual, NAASR recommends the carrying of masks to stop the unfold of the Covid-19 virus.
In September 2021, the case of the Republic of Armenia vs. Azerbaijan was introduced earlier than the Worldwide Court docket of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. This was the primary case ever introduced by Armenia earlier than the World Court docket.
The Armenian authorized crew argued that Azerbaijan violated the Worldwide Conference on the Elimination of all Types of Discrimination (CERD), partaking in state-sponsored violence and hate speech focusing on ethnic Armenians and desecrating Armenian cultural heritage. Following a counter-claim by Azerbaijan that sought to justify its unprovoked violence in opposition to Armenians, the courtroom reached a historic choice in opposition to Azerbaijan on preliminary measures.
On this public discussion board, Dr. Kirakosyan will talk about the implications of this case and the courtroom’s ruling and share insights into the procedures of the Worldwide Court docket of Justice. Introductory remarks can be supplied by Karnig Kerkonian, a global lawyer and professor of worldwide legislation, who additionally serves on the Armenian delegation to the Worldwide Court docket of Justice within the case.
Dr. Kirakosyan holds the place of adviser to the Prime Minister and can be the Consultant of Armenia earlier than the European Court docket of Human Rights. He has labored as an assistant to the Prime Minister and Deputy Minister of Justice and is a lecturer in legislation at Yerevan State College. His analysis pursuits embrace worldwide courts and arbitration, duty in worldwide legislation, countermeasure and enforcement of worldwide legislation.