THE HAGUE, October 14 (Hfrance.fr) - Armenia told judges at the World Court in The Hague on Thursday that Azerbaijan encourages ethnic hatred against Armenians and asked the court to stop what his lawyers callt a cycle of violence and hatred.
Armenia's claims, which Azerbaijan denies, are part of a case that 'She filed in the World Court last month which said that Azerbaijan violated the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, to which both states are signatories.
Thursday's hearing will not consider the merits of the case but instead deal with Armenia's request for emergency measures to end the alleged violations, while the court examines the claim. learn more
After Armenia 's claim was made public, Azerbaijan filed a counterclaim accusing Armenia of violating the anti- discrimination. Azerbaijan also calls for thecourt orders protective measures while the case is pending. Azerbaijan will appear in court later on Thursday.
Lawyers for Armenia have accused the Azerbaijani authorities of promoting hatred ethics and a culture where the murder and torture of ethnic Armenians was "systematic ".
"Generations upon generations are indoctrinated into this culture of fear and hatred of anything and everything Armenian, "Yeghishe Kirakosyan said. .
During the fighting from September to November, Azeri troops drove out Armenian forces from bands of territory they had controlled since the 1990s in and around the Nagorno-Karabakh region, before Russia negotiated a ceasefire.
The world court, officially known as the International Court of Justice, isthe United Nations tribunal for the resolution of disputes between countries. The court has not yet determined whether it has jurisdiction in this case.
(This story was passed on to correct a typo in the title) Report by Stephanie van den Berg, edited by William Maclean
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