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Azerbaijan may sue Armenia in int’l court

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 31 May 2012 17:41 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijan may sue Armenia in an international court for economic losses as a result of the occupation of Azerbaijani lands.
Azerbaijan may sue Armenia in int’l court

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 31 / Trend E. Mehdiyev /

Azerbaijan may sue Armenia in an international court for economic losses as a result of the occupation of Azerbaijani lands.

"Many institutions and agricultural facilities were completely destroyed at Azerbaijani lands occupied by Armenia, director of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences, MP Ayten Mustafayeva told media today. "Armenia must pay a compensation for damages to
Azerbaijan."

She said that Azerbaijan and the society must work in this direction," she said. "There are similar examples in the world. Proceeding from the international standards, Azerbaijan may raise this issue and voice it in the international court."

There is no doubt that Armenia will bear liability under international law, she said.

"We will begin working in this direction," she said. "This testifies to the fact that we think of our future generations."

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France and the U.S. - are currently holding peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.

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