2019-04-02
Event

“Illegal activities in and with regard to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan: implications for the commitments taken before the Council of Europe”

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 13.00 – 14.00

Strasbourg, Palais de l’Europe, Room 10

Well-documented evidences have been presented to the international community irrefutably attesting to consistent measures undertaken by the Republic of Armenia in the occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan with a view to consolidating the results of the ongoing military occupation. Such illegal activities on the occupied territories include resettlement of Armenians from Armenia and other countries, destruction and/or appropriation of historical and cultural heritage, illegal economic and other activities, exploitation and looting of natural resources, accompanied by substantial and systematic interference with the public and private property rights. The European Court of Human Rights has delivered a number of judgments clearly denoting Armenia’s policies on the Azerbaijan’s territories. The Court’s judgment in "Chiragov and others against Armenia" (2015) has put an end to Armenia’s persistent denial of its responsibility and established that the separatist regime in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan survives by virtue of military, political, financial and other support of Armenia, which exercises effective control over these territories.

The delegation of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the PACE invites you to discuss, with the distinguished panel, the implications of the above mentioned illegal activities in and with regard to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan for the commitments before the Council of Europe.

 Draft Programme

Introductory remarks by Mr. Samad Seyidov, Head of the delegation of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)

Panellists:

Mr. Chingiz Asgarov, Agent of the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan before the European Court of Human Rights

Mr. Natalino Ronzitti, Emeritus Professor of International Law, LUISS University Guido Carli, Rome (Italy); Member of the Institut de Droit International

Mr. Zakir Ibrahimov, Chairman of the Executive Board, AzerGold CJSC

Followed by Q&A

 

Prior to the event, refreshments will be served in front of the Room 10 starting from 12.40.

 

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