Given the suffers of humanity and Armenian’s spiritual, cultural, material and territorial losses during the First and Second World Wars,
Considering the fact that humanity today is in the spiritual-cultural, psychological and economic-political deep crisis, which threatening by the inter-religious and civil conflicts, and the incitement of the Third World War,
Considering the situation in regard to the Middle East and the deepening of the political processes that may threaten the security of Armenia and Armenians in the region,
As well as according to declared by the UN principles and international standards, once again reaffirming our commitment to promote the peaceful resolution of regional peace and security, development and progress of the right of peoples to free development,
Whereas the need to use the right of self-determination of Armenians of Western Armenia, which is required by the National Council on December 17, 2004
Whereas the rights of all Armenians around the world to establish full state institution, it is the Declaration adopted by the Government-in-Exile of Western Armenia on State structures on February 4, 2011 in Paris, France,
Whereas the decision of the National Council of Western Armenia on Permanent, Armed and positive neutrality (adopted on 29 March, 2011), the provisions and articles of the Convention on “Neutral States and neutral individuals’ rights and obligations during the ground war” (Hague, 18 October, 1907).
Conscious of our responsibility towards the problems of Armenians that are related to their self-defense and the right to security of life and property, as well as to the right to natural development and progress based on law, the UN Human Rights Declaration and other national and international fundamental principles and norms.
The start of the process of the formation of self-defence forces of Armenians of Western Armenia, National Council of Western Armenia and the Government-in-Exile of Western Armenia, with the main aim to protect
Armenians and Armenia.
- a) Self-defence forces of Armenians of Western Armenia are set up in all the places where Armenians of Western Armenia are living, by having one main aim, in case of need to protect Armenians and Armenia.
- b) Self-defense forces of Armenians of Western Armenia will have its Charter and code of conduct, which will be put into circulation later.
- c) Self-defense forces of Armenians of Western Armenia will be entitled to demand freedom of movement and demand to mobility to unite in the spot.
- d) Self-defense forces of Armenians of Western Armenia will operate exclusively according to the relevant articles and provisions of the decision by the National Council of Western Armenia on Permanent, Armed and positive neutrality (adopted on 29 March, 2011), and the Convention on “Neutral States and neutral individuals’ rights and obligations during the ground war”.
President of the National Council of Western Armenia