Open Appeal to the UN On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the crimes of genocide committed by Azerbaijan against Armenians in the city Shushi (Artsakh, Nagorno Karabagh)

These days of March, 100 years ago, in the cultural capital of the millennium-old Armenian Artsakh (Karabagh) Azerbaijan with the direct support of Turkey had committed the crimes of genocide. Many thousands of peaceful Armenians were brutally killed, the entire Armenian population was forced to leave their homes and households forever – no one out of tens of thousands Armenians left in the city! The barbarians destroyed the ancient city, committed a cultural genocide as well. The subsequent crimes by Azerbaijan, Turkey, ISIS are a direct continuation of those crimes and a consequence of impunity, a consequence of silence on the part of the world community.

In accordance with the UN Convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide of December 9, 1948, the UN Convention on the non-applicability of statutory limitations to war crimes and crimes against humanity of November 26, 1968, as well as with the UN strategy for the prevention of crimes of genocide and responsibility to protect, we demand to condemn the crimes of the genocide of Armenian in Shushi by Azerbaijan and Turkey 100 years ago, but without a term prescription, and in the face of this crime – to condemn all the crimes of this genocidal tandem.

A tribunal over the organizers of the crimes of genocide, successors, ideologists, falsifiers, accomplices and those who keep silence in favor of the current situation is inevitable. It is only a matter of time.

International Public Tribunal on crimes committed by Azerbaijan

March 25, 2020

This Appeal was accepted by the participants of the online forum “Against crimes of Azerbaijan” on March 22-25, 2020, a preparatory discussion for the International scientific and practical Conference “Genocidal behavior of Azerbaijan: history and present (from political and legal assessment to the International Court of Justice)”, dedicated to 100- the anniversary of the massacre of the Armenian population of Shushi (Artsakh) by Azerbaijan.


“Khachmeruk” (Crossroad) public organization of sociological and political science initiatives (Armenia)

International independent legal Center for the expertise of reparations

“ARMINFOCENTER” Armenian international information-analytical, cultural-educational and legal center (Russia)

Forum of refugees from Azerbaijan SSR (Armenia)

Standing Committee of the Parliament of Western Armenia on the recognition, condemnation of the Armenian Genocide and compensation for damage

Support Center for Russian-Armenian strategic and public initiatives (Russia)

Assembly of Azerbaijanian Armenians (Armenia)

Russian-Armenian Association of lawyers “ARMROSS” (Russia)

“Kachar” scientific center (Republic of Artsakh)

Russian-Armenian non-governmental Center for legal assistance (Armenia)

Museum of the History of Shushi (Republic of Artsakh)

Coordinating Council of Russian-Armenian organizations (Russia)

Garen Arevian, blogger, public figure (United Kingdom)

Matsak Poladyan, public figure (France)

Hovik Avanesov, researcher in Caucasus Studies Center of the University after Mesrop Mashtots (Republic of Artsakh)

This Appeal is open for joining.In particular, it was joined also by:

  • Vitaly Balasanyan, Hero of Republic of Artsakh, Major General, presidential candidate (in 2012 and 2020 elections) of the Republic of Artsakh,

  • Tigran Tavadyan, editor-in-chief, “Yerkramas” Information center.

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