Armenia "working" to take Azerbaijan to UNSC over "non-compliance" with ICJ Lachin ruling

On Monday (20 March) Armenia's representative on International Legal Matters Yeghishe Kirakosyan said that Yerevan is "working" in the direction of raising Azerbaijan's "non-compliance" with the International Court of Justice's 22 February ruling that ordered Azerbaijan to "take all steps at its disposal" to ensure unimpeded movement of persons, vehicles and cargo along the Lachin Corridor in both directions.

The ICJ ruling is binding, and Azerbaijan must comply with it. You can read more about it here. 

Kirakosyan accused Azerbaijan of "simply ignoring the ruling" and is "trying to distort the content of the ruling".

"But in our case I think we should work in that direction. I know that our colleagues at the foreign ministry are working in that direction. It is highly important for the matter to enter the agenda at the UN Security Council. And we must maximally utilize all diplomatic channels to ensure a favorable discussion of the issue," Kirakosyan said.

He also argued that non-fulfillment of the ICJ ruling "creates risks for international peace and security".

On their part, Azerbaijan insists the situation on the Lachin Corridor connecting Armenia to the Armenian-populated territory of Nagorno-Karabakh does not constitute a blockade, instead arguing that various types of vehicles, including ambulances and humanitarian convoys, can pass freely, and that the road is open for humanitarian purposes.

source: commonspace.eu  agencies
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