Azerbaijani top official: France’s decision on “Armenian genocide” aggravates the political situation in S. Caucasus

Azerbaijani top official: France’s decision on “Armenian genocide” aggravates the political situation in S. Caucasus

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 24 / Trend /

The French parliament should give a legal appraisal of Khojaly genocide, Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Political Analysis and Information Provision Department head Elnur Aslanov told the country's press.

He said adoption of a law punishing the denial of the so-called "Armenian genocide" by the French Senate is contrary to the spirit and essence of France's "republican democracy" and causes a great regret.

"Support for Turkey on the so-called "Armenian genocide" is a principled position of Azerbaijan, who believes "political" and "discriminative" approach to historical events is unacceptable," Aslanov said.

He said this law can be characterized as a result of tendentious activity of senators, who are under the influence of the ruling party and the Armenian lobby, and as a law which cannot be justified either from legal or moral point of view.

According to Aslanov, one of the arguments making adoption of the bill impossible is the fact that the Constitutional Court can repeal this law, as it contradicts the French Constitution.

The point is that the bill counteracts the principle of separation of powers (the legislative power cannot act as the judiciary). The legislative power cannot adopt a law on any issue that will lead to its debasement.

At the same time, it is unclear how the judge ensuring execution of the law may determine corpus delicti, if there is no international jurisprudence on the alleged "Armenian genocide".

He said this law contradicts the democratic principles and fundamental human rights. In accordance with Article 19 of the International Convention on Human Rights, Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression. This right is guaranteed in the Constitution of France.

Furthermore, the law prevents scientists to freely conduct research, and instead of analyzing the objective historical information in its existing form reflected in the sources, it will lead to their silence in conformity with the law adopted by France.

"Of course, it is regrettable that it happens in a state that considers itself a cradle of human rights. Rational approach to the issue renders its study by historians, as offered by the Turkish side, important. But the Armenian side has always shunned away from this idea, and preferred to keep historical documents and facts in archives. The French Senate's decision further aggravates the political situation in South Caucasus. Normalization of relations between Turkey and France requires demonstration of dialogue and constructive position," Aslanov said.

Subscribe to Trend in Google News! Subscribe
Turkey's export product labeling changes
Turkey's export product labeling changes
Turkey confirms 21,495 daily COVID-19 cases
Turkey confirms 21,495 daily COVID-19 cases
Putin informs Erdogan on main results of Sochi trilateral meeting
Putin informs Erdogan on main results of Sochi trilateral meeting
Loading Bars
Latest
Azerbaijan shares data on number of vaccinated citizens
Azerbaijan confirms 1,406 more COVID-19 cases, 1,787 recoveries
Tactical exercises held in Azerbaijan's commando military unit - MoD (PHOTO/VIDEO)
New composition of Supervisory Board of Azerbaijan Industrial Corporation approved
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for December 4
President Ilham Aliyev sends congratulations to heads of Thailand, Finland
France, Europeans working to open joint mission in Afghanistan - Macron
Ranking of natural gas importers from Azerbaijan
Uzbek Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange reveals volume of its transactions
SOCAR Georgia Gas announces tender on gas stations restoration
Iran eyes increase in passenger transportation via Yazd Shahid Sadooghi Airport
Azerbaijan reveals oil exports to Canada in 10M2021
Weekly review of main events in Azerbaijan's transport sector
Turkmenistan’s president approves anti-crisis program for 2022
Azerbaijan’s liberated territories have high potential for solar energy - RES agency
Weekly review of key events in Azerbaijan's ICT sector
Russian company to help automate, digitalize processes in Uzbek energy sector
Iran reaches increase in load/unload operations in Shahid Bahonar port
Top 10 Azerbaijani oil importers
MFA reveals reason why Armenia-Azerbaijan ministerial meeting didn't take place
Kazakhstan talks construction of wind power plants in Kostanay region
Azerbaijan achieves practical results to restore hydropower plants in liberated lands - agency's CEO
Azerbaijan’s metallurgical company notes increases in steel production over 9M2021
Iran also to be able to take advantage of Zangazur corridor – ex-Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan
Russia-UAE trade turnover hits fresh all-time high surpassing $4 bln - Mishustin
Kazakhstan’s Almaty Power Plants to buy pumping, ventilation equipment via tender
Azerbaijan discloses oil exports to Ukraine over 10M2021
Azerbaijan unveils volume of oil exports to Belarus in first 10M2021
Georgian Railway shares updated report on income within 9M2021
Azerbaijan’s 10M2021 oil exports to UK revealed
Kazakhstan to timely fulfill its obligations under COP26 – PM
Azerbaijan opens investment tender to privatize Sumgayit Construction Service company
Iran finds way to supply its far north, north-east provinces with gas
Georgia releases COVID-19 data for December 4
LUKOIL Uzbekistan Operating LLC opens tender for supply of shut-off and control valves
Mikheil Saakashvili not to be treated abroad – Georgia's minister
Russia offers Azerbaijan to switch to barcoding for fruit, vegetables exports
Tripartite gas swap deal with Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, may help Iran kill two birds with one stone
Azerbaijan Mortgage and Credit Guarantee Fund issues record amount of loans in 10M2021
Goods movement across Azerbaijani-Russian border to be accelerated
Azerbaijani oil prices increase
Kazakhstan boosts trade with Romania over 9M2021
Weekly review of Azerbaijan's oil & gas sector
Weekly review of Azerbaijani precious metals market
Weekly review of Azerbaijani currency market
Treatment of servicemen injured in helicopter crash of Azerbaijan’s State Border Service continues
Turkey to support Azerbaijan in installing seismic stations in Karabakh
Iran aims to increase local solar power production
Gamaleya Center ready to accept state order for up to 10 mln sets of Sputnik M
Kazakhstan’s Intergas Central Asia to buy welding equipment via tender
Georgia’s export of oil products increases
India’s air defence gets a big boost, Russia starts delivery of S-400 missiles
India's defence procurement guided by national security interests: MEA
Uzbekistan shares domestic COVID-19 data for December 3
Iranian currency rates for December 4
Turkey's export product labeling changes
S.Korea reports record-high COVID-19 cases, deaths
Iran, China review cinematic cooperation
Georgia and Poland have potential for development of bilateral trade
Kyrgyzstan, Russia presidents hold telephone conversation
Japan PM Kishida likely to cancel U.S. visit due to Omicron
Militants kill at least 31 in central Mali, say local authorities
Tunisia confirms 1st case of Omicron variant infection
Turkey confirms 21,495 daily COVID-19 cases
France announces new travel restrictions
IMF chief says Omicron could dent global economic growth
France evacuates more than 300 people from Afghanistan
UK records more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases
Italy's economy projected to grow 6.3 pct this year
Kazakhstan decreases petroleum gas export to Hungary amid global pandemic
Militants kill 7 soldiers in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state
Iran nuclear talks adjourn, resume next week
South Africa hit by fourth COVID wave driven by Omicron
Budget for social rehabilitation and childcare to reach 52 mln GEL next year, Georgian PM says
Putin informs Erdogan on main results of Sochi trilateral meeting
Turkey introduces action plan to improve lives of the disabled
Construction of 50MW solar power plant underway in Kazakhstan
Azerbaijani FM, OSCE rep exchange views on OSCE Charter (PHOTO)
Human remains discovered in Caspian Sea and recovered - SOCAR
Iran highlights need for more customs cooperation with Pakistan
Volume of investments in construction of bp's power plant in liberated Azerbaijani lands revealed
Turkmen gas may be supplied to Europe via Caspian Connector project - ambassador
Turkish, Russian Presidents hold phone talks
Azerbaijan’s Pasha Holding talks about development strategy
Azerbaijan's Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNICEF sign another memorandum of understanding (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan shares data on number of vaccinated citizens
Azerbaijani, Turkish military pilots conduct joint training flights in Baku (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Azerbaijan confirms 1,703 more COVID-19 cases, 2,180 recoveries
Turkmenistan can supply natural gas to European market until 2050 - ambassador
Azerbaijan discloses export volume of petroleum coke
Azerbaijan's Finance Ministry to auction gov't bonds via Baku Stock Exchange
SOCAR begins testing of new mobile diving complex
Israeli co Fireblocks raising $400m at $8b valuation
Croatia remains one of Russia’s key partners in EU
Value of goods transported via road increases in Azerbaijan
U.S. job growth misses expectations in Nov.
Policy and Management Consulting Group shares data on Georgia’s economic outlook
Georgia, Qatar discuss favorable investment climate
Price indexes of financial, trade sectors at Uzbek stock exchange fall
Uzbekneftegaz obtains new industrial gas flow from Kulbeshkak field
All news