As reported in the Atrocity Alert No 358 by the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, Azerbaijani environmental activists have instituted a blockade of the Lachin corridor, the only road connecting Nagorno-Karabakh to Armenia.
The blocking is leading to a serious humanitarian crisis. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warns that it is unable to bring assistance to tens of thousands of people depending on the humanitarian aid that reaches them through these routes.
The United Nations and other organizations involved in the situation, such as the International Court of Justice (ICJ), have issued statements and press releases informing of developments in the region that deserve urgent attention.
The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, a GAAMAC Steering Group member, published about the situation in its weekly bulletin “Atrocity Alert”.
You can access full documents in the links below:
UN Press Release: Statement by Ms. Alice Wairimu Nderitu, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, on the situation in Armenia and Azerbaijan, 22 September 2023
UN Meetings Coverage of the Security Council, 21 September 2023
Risk Factors and Indicators of the Crime of Genocide in the Republic of Artsakh: Applying the UN Framework of Analysis for Atrocity Crimes to the
Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict, Raphael Lemkin Institute, September 2023
PRELIMINARY OPINION on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and on the need for the international community to adopt measures to prevent atrocity crimes provided by Mr. Juan Ernesto-Mendez, former Special Adviser to the UN SG on the Prevention of Genocide (2004-2007), August 2023
UN Meetings Coverage of the Security Council, 16 August 2023
UN statement delivered by the spokesperson of the Secretary General on 2 August 2023
We will continue to monitor the situation and encourage readers to stay connected to our community member’s websites and GAAMAC’s social channels, for the latest updates.