Armenians rally in The Hague as UN Court holds hearings on Lachin corridor

A rally in solidarity with the Armenians in Artsakh was held in front of the Peace Palace in The Hague ad the International Court of Justice was holding public hearings on the Lachin corridor at the request of the Republic of Armenia.

The rally was organized by the Federation of Armenian Organizations in the Netherlands (FAON).

The Dutch-Armenians strongly condemned Azerbaijan’s blockade of the Berdzor (Lachin) Corridor and Azerbaijan’s inhuman treatment of the people of Artsakh.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the UN, held public hearings on the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by the Republic of Armenia in the case concerning Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Armenia v. Azerbaijan) on Monday 30 January 2023, at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the seat of the Court.

The session was held under the presidency of Judge Joan E. Donoghue, President of the Court.

Armenia’s agents stated that “on 12 December 2022, Azerbaijan orchestrated a blockade of the only road connecting the 120,000 ethnic Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh with the outside world, thereby preventing anyone and anything from entering or exiting.”

Armenia requested the Court to indicate the following provisional measures:

  • Azerbaijan shall cease its orchestration and support of the alleged ‘protests’ blocking uninterrupted free movement along the Lachin Corridor in both directions.
  • Azerbaijan shall ensure uninterrupted free movement of all persons, vehicles, and cargo along the Lachin Corridor in both directions.

On January 31 the Court will hold a hearings on the Request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Azerbaijan against Armenia.

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