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Intl Court of Justice Set to Deliver Verdict on Armenia's Request in 'Armenia v. Azerbaijan' Case


International Court of Justice Set to Deliver Verdict on Armenia's Request in 'Armenia v. Azerbaijan

The International Court of Justice of the United Nations is set to release its verdict on the application of temporary measures in the 'Armenia v. Azerbaijan' case. According to information available on the court's official website, the decision will be made public on Friday, November 17, 2023.


The Republic of Armenia, invoking Article 41 of the Statute and Article 73 of the Rules of Court, lodged a formal request with the International Court of Justice on November 10, 2023. The request sought provisional measures "to preserve and protect rights enshrined in the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (‘CERD’)." In particular, Armenia urged the court to indicate specific provisional measures and to reassert Azerbaijan's obligations as outlined in the Orders issued on December 7, 2021, and February 22, 2023, respectively.


The International Court of Justice will announce its decision on the Request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Armenia on September 28, 2023, in the case related to the Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Armenia v. Azerbaijan). The highly anticipated announcement will take place at the Peace Palace in The Hague, with a public sitting scheduled for 3 p.m. (6 p.m. Yerevan time) on Friday, November 17, 2023.


During the public sitting, Judge Joan E. Donoghue, President of the Court, will be responsible for reading the Court's Order, providing clarity on the decision and any provisional measures that may be imposed.


This legal development follows Armenia's initiation of proceedings against Azerbaijan on September 16, 2021, citing violations of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. The upcoming verdict is expected to have significant implications for the ongoing dispute between the two nations. The international community awaits the Court's decision with keen interest as it navigates the complex terrain of racial discrimination allegations in the context of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict.



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