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October 23rd, 2020

A Simple Guide to Nagorno Karabakh and the Right to Self-Determination

What is Self-Determination?   Self-determination is the process by which a country determines its own statehood and forms its own government.     Who Has the Right to Self-Determination?   According to the Charter of the United Nations, all groups have the right to self-determination, as long as they fit the criteria....

October 21st, 2020

URGENT STATEMENT: Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh)

  HART remains deeply concerned by the escalation of military offensives by Azerbaijan and Turkey against the historically-Armenian land of Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh). Civilian areas continue to be targeted with tanks, helicopters, drones, heavy artillery, multiple-launch rocket systems, including Smerch, and cluster bombs – in contravention of international law....

October 17th, 2020

Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) and the Right to Self-Determination

  “By virtue of the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, all peoples have the right freely to determine, without external interference, their political status and to pursue their economic, social and cultural development, and every State has the duty to respect this right in accordance with the provisions of the Charter.”...

October 16th, 2020

Nagorno Karabakh at the Forefront of Baroness Cox’s Work in the House of Lords

  As per usual, Baroness Cox has been hard at work in the House of Lords. This month, the continued Azerbaijani and Turkish aggression towards Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) has been at the forefront of her advocacy as she campaigns on behalf of the safety and the right to self-determination of the region and for peace....

October 14th, 2020

BREAKING: Azeri Attacks Threaten Nagorno Karabakh’s Only Disability Rehab Centre

  Within a three-day period, all staff and patients were forced to evacuate.   In the midst of the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) lies a profound symbol of hope – The Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre – an internationally recognised ‘Centre of Excellence.’...

October 8th, 2020

A Short History of Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh)

189 BC The area today known as Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) was originally one of the three main ancient provinces of Armenia. The historical roots of the region can be traced back as far as the 5th Century BC.   1724 In 1724, Ottoman troops invaded the land which was controlled by Armenia and attacked the Artsakh Armenian population, who rose in defiance and began their struggle for independence....

October 6th, 2020

HART Press Release Tuesday 6th October 2020: Escalating Offenses Against Civilians in Nagorno Karabakh: Require Ceasefire

  Intensifying military offensives by Azerbaijan and Turkey against the historically Armenian land of Nagorno-Karabakh (with the historic name of Artsakh) are raising fears of another Armenian genocide.   Civilians in Stepanakert and elsewhere in Karabakh continue to be targeted, killed and injured as Azerbaijan rejects Armenia’s call for a ceasefire....

October 1st, 2020

Renewed conflict: Basement voices from Stepanakert

HART supporter and translator, Artemis lives in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) with her family. Below is her account of what is happening right now in Artsakh since the renewal of conflict and aggression on Sunday 27th September.  “COVID-19 is now something of the past for Armenian people....

June 3rd, 2020

Baroness Cox Written Questions and Answers in the HoL June 2020 (Updated)

  Below are the written answers relevant to HART that Baroness Cox has asked over the past month. The document will be continually updated as and when answers are published by the House of Lords. Full transcripts of the questions and answers are available for download here....
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