Armenia Challenges Azerbaijan at ICJ

Armenia has filed a case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Azerbaijan on Thursday for decades of rights abuses against Armenian citizens and ethnic Armenians.

In a statement released by The Hague-based International Court of Justice, the court said that Armenia accused Azerbaijan of decades of racial discrimination against Armenians. 

“As a result of the State-sponsored policy of Armenian hatred, Armenians have been subjected to systematic discrimination, mass killings, torture, and other abuse,” the court added.

In response to Armenian’s case, Azerbaijan said it would launch its legal proceedings. 

 “In the coming days, we will hold Armenia to account for breaches” of the discrimination convention, Azerbaijan’s deputy foreign minister Elnur Mammadov said

Mammadov added that they had been “carefully documenting and compiling evidence of gross human rights abuses” by Armenia for its legal action.

“Thirty years of human rights abuses against Azerbaijanis during occupation will not be tolerated,” Mammadov said.

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