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Armenia tells World Court Azerbaijan promotes ethnic hatred

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THE HAGUE, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Armenia on Thursday informed judges on the World Court in The Hague that Azerbaijan promotes ethnic hatred towards Armenians and requested the courtroom to cease what its attorneys name a cycle of violence and hatred.

Armenia’s assertions, which Azerbaijan denies, are a part of a case it filed on the World Court final month that claims Azerbaijan has violated the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, to which each states are signatories.

Thursday’s listening to doesn’t go into the deserves of the case however as an alternative offers with Armenia’s request for emergency measures to cease the alleged violations, whereas the courtroom considers the declare. learn extra

After Armenia’s declare was made public Azerbaijan filed a counterclaim accusing Armenia of violating the anti-discrimination treaty. Azerbaijan can also be in search of that the courtroom order protecting measures whereas the case is ongoing. Azerbaijan will tackle the courtroom afterward Thursday.

Lawyers for Armenia accused Azerbaijan’s authorities of fostering ethic hatred and a tradition the place homicide and torture of ethnic Armenians had been “systematic”.

“Generations upon generations are indoctrinated into this culture of fear and hate of anything and everything Armenian,” Yeghishe Kirakosyan stated.

In preventing final September to November, Azeri troops drove ethnic Armenian forces out of swathes of territory they’d managed for the reason that Nineteen Nineties in and across the Nagorno-Karabakh area, earlier than Russia brokered a ceasefire.

The world courtroom, formally referred to as the International Court of Justice, is the United Nations’ courtroom for resolving disputes between nations. The courtroom has but to find out whether or not it has jurisdiction on this case.

(This story was refiled to repair typo in headline)

Reporting by Stephanie van den Berg, Editing by William Maclean

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