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ICJ orders Azerbaijan and Armenia to stop ‘Racial Hatred’

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Azerbaijan and Armenia to curb the racial hatred also stressed plenty of actions required. The honorable court directed Azerbaijan to protect the Armenian religious sites.

Azerbaijan and Armenia the two hostile countries that fought bloody wars on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The ruling is the outcome of both countries who alleged each other for violating the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

In a 32 pages order International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered for provincial measures to both parties to stop the ‘Racial Hatred’. The Court considers that, concerning the situation described, pending the final decision in the case, Azerbaijan must, in accordance with its obligations under CERD, protect from violence and bodily harm all persons captured in relation to the 2020 Conflict who remain in detention, and ensure their security and equality before the law.

According to ICJ provincial measure: “The Republic of Azerbaijan shall, in accordance with its obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.”

“Protect from violence and bodily harm all persons captured in relation to the 2020 Conflict who remain in detention, and ensure their security and equality before the law.”

“Take all necessary measures to prevent the incitement and promotion of racial hatred and discrimination, including by its officials and public institutions, targeted at persons of Armenian national or ethnic origin.”

“Take all necessary measures to prevent and punish acts of vandalism and desecration affecting Armenian cultural heritage, including but not limited to churches and other places of worship, monuments, landmarks, cemeteries and artefacts.”

“Both Parties shall refrain from any action which might aggravate or extend the dispute before the Court or make it more difficult to resolve.”

The Court further reaffirms that the decision given in the present proceedings in no way prejudges the question of the jurisdiction of the Court to deal with the merits of the case or any questions relating to the admissibility of the Application or to the merits themselves. It leaves unaffected the right of the Governments of Armenia and Azerbaijan to submit arguments in respect of those questions.

 

 

 

 

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