The UN International Court of Justice in  Hague. Photo: press service of the court:http://www.icj-cij.org.ru/

02 October 2021, 13:41

UN International Court of Justice schedules hearings on Armenian-Azerbaijani mutual claims

The hearings on the claim on violations of the "International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination" lodged by Armenia against Azerbaijan will be held on October 14 and 15; and on the similar claim of Azerbaijan against Armenia – on October 18 and 19, the UN International Court of Justice has informed.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Armenia had lodged a complaint to the UN Court, claiming that for decades Azerbaijan had been subjecting Armenia to racial discrimination, including, among other things, mass killings and torture of prisoners of war (POWs). On September 23, Azerbaijan lodged a counterclaim to the same court, asking to bring the neighbouring state to justice. The counterclaim states that Armenia is systematically violating the above UN Convention.

The UN International Court of Justice has appointed a hearing on Armenia's claim, which demands to introduce temporary interim measures against Azerbaijan, for October 14-15, says a message posted on the court's website today.

The hearing of the similar Azerbaijan's claims against Armenia is scheduled for October 18-19, says the message.

"Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the hearings will be held in a hybrid format. Some judges will participate in person, others – by a video link," the press service of the UN Court has explained, adding that representatives of the parties will also be able to take part in the hearings either in person or in the online mode.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 2, 2021 at 00:29 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Armine Martirosyan Source: CK correspondent

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