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Report on Azerbaijan’s violation of Armenians’ religious rights in Artsakh submitted to UN Special Rapporteurs

The Armenian Bar Association has submitted its Third Report to the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights and the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, to bring to continue to document the serious and worsening developments in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) .

The Third Report focuses on the numerous ways in which Azerbaijan has curtailed, and continues to curtail, the rights of Armenian-Christians to exercise their religion freely in their ancestral lands which Azerbaijan seized control of less than one year ago. The pattern of Azerbaijan’s conduct documented in this report includes: 

1. Eliminating physical security for Armenians in Azerbaijani-occupied territories. 
2. Blocking access of religious sit

Armenians have lived in Artsakh for centuries: President Sarkissian addresses the Summit of Minds

President Armen Sarkissian participated in a plenary discussion on “Geopolitics: Where is the world going?” held within the framework of the Summit of Minds in Chamonix, France.

As a keynote speaker, President Sarkissian addressed the challenges of the modern world. Speaking about the war unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh, the President stressed that in Nagorno Karabakh, in Armenian Artsakh, Armenians have historically lived for thousands of years.

“If you go to Karabakh, you will find churches from 4th, 5th centuries, because Armenians have lived there for thousands of years. Today we have an issue with our neighbor Azerbaijan, and we appeal to the international community, UNESCO, concerned about the fate of these religious and cultural monument

Armenia, France call for resumption of Karabakh peace process within OSCE

Armenia, France call for resumption of Karabakh peace process within OSCE

September 18, 2021 – 15:18 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian spoke over the phone on Friday, September 17 and stressed the need for resuming the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process within the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmanship.

The two commended the consistent development of Armenian-French privileged relations and reiterated their interest in expanding the multidimensional cooperation, the Armenian Foreign Ministry reports. The sides agreed to discuss in detail in the

TUMO announces $50M campaign to cover entire Armenia

TUMO announces $50M campaign to cover entire Armenia

September 18, 2021 – 13:35 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Marking TUMO’s 10 year anniversary and the inauguration of the new TUMO Gyumri building, the TUMO Center for Creative Technologies on Saturday, September 18 announced a five year, $50 million initiative to make its leading edge educational program available to all teenagers throughout Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh).

With 110 satellite facilities called TUMO Boxes connected to 16 fully equipped TUMO Hubs in regional centers, the program will serve 80 thousand students and reach all young Armenians even in the most remote villages.

A $1

Karabakh denies presence of Azerbaijanis with Iranian passports

Karabakh denies presence of Azerbaijanis with Iranian passports

September 18, 2021 – 12:32 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The National Security Service of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) on Friday, September 17 denied rumors about the presence of Azerbaijanis with Iranian passports in Artsakh.

“Rumors are spreading in the media in Armenia and Artsakh alleging that persons with Iranian passports, who may be Azerbaijanis, are involved in construction work in Artsakh. Please be informed that these suspicions do not correspond to reality. As before, now too foreign citizens are involved and continue to participate in various professional and non-professional

Armenian, French FMs emphasize the need to resume Karabakh peace process

Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan had a telephone conversation with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

The interlocutors hailed the continuous development of the Armenian-French privileged relations, reaffirmed their interest in expanding multidisciplinary cooperation. An agreement was reached to discuss in more detail the prospects of intensifying cooperation in the field of economy in the near future, including through the implementation of new development programs in Armenia.

The Foreign Ministers referred to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict

Much more needs to be done to guarantee durable peace in Karabakh – OSCE PA President

Much more needs to be done to ensure durable peace in Nagorno Karabakh, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Margareta Cederfelt said in an address to the OSCE Permanent Council.

Despite the ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, Cederfelt stressed that much more needs to be done to guarantee a durable peace to ease the suffering of civilians on the ground.

“Building on our good co-operation with the parliaments of Armenia and Azerbaijan, the OSCE PA remains ready to foster interparliamentary dialogue to support this peace process,” she

Armenia sues Azerbaijan in UN court

Armenia sues Azerbaijan in UN court

September 17, 2021 – 11:07 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The Republic of Armenia on Thursday, September 16 instituted proceedings against the Republic of Azerbaijan before the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, with regard to violations of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), the Court said in a press release.

“The Applicant contends that “for decades, Azerbaijan has subjected Armenians to racial discrimination” and that, “[a]s a result of this State-sponsored policy of Armenian hatred, Armenians have been subjected to systemic discrim

Armenian, Indian FMs discuss developments around International North-South Transport Corridor

Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan held a meeting with his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

The interlocutors touched upon a wide range of issues on bilateral agenda, expressing satisfaction with the high level of traditional Armenian-Indian warm relations based on close ties. Both sides expressed readiness to raise the cooperation to a qualitatively new level.

The parties agreed to start substantive discussions on cooperation on specific programs in various fields. In this context, the importance of intensifying the high-level reciprocal visits was emphasized.

Ministers Mirzoyan and Jaishankar hailed the mutual support of Armenia and India within the framework of international structures.

The interlocutors also discussed the current devel

Moscow expects Baku and Yerevan to respond to proposals on border issue – Zakharova

Moscow has submitted its proposals on the process of delimitation and demarcation of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border to Baku and Yerevan and expects a quick response, official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova told reporters today, TASS reports.

“We are closely monitoring the situation in certain sections of the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The development of the situation, including near the village of Vorotan, reit