International court of justice to hold hearings on Armenia-Azerbaijan racial discrimination case

International court of justice to hold hearings on Armenia-Azerbaijan racial discrimination case
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The Republic of Armenia seeks provisional measures to uphold rights under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the United Nations' primary judicial body, is set to conduct public hearings regarding the ongoing case of Armenia v. Azerbaijan, as reported by Armenpress.

This case focuses on the Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD). The hearings, scheduled for Thursday, 12 October 2023, will occur at the iconic Peace Palace in The Hague, according to a report from the ICJ press service.

Focus on provisional measures

These upcoming public hearings stem from a request submitted by the Republic of Armenia on 28 September 2023. Invoking Article 41 of the Statute and Article 73 of the Rules of Court, Armenia is seeking the indication of provisional measures to uphold and protect rights outlined in the CERD.

Armenia's appeal to the ICJ underscores the urgency and gravity surrounding allegations of racial discrimination, an issue that threatens to exacerbate already tenuous relations between the neighboring nations.