The federal government of Azerbaijan has issued the next factors associated to interstate arbitration process underneath the Bern Conference within the context of eco-protest within the Khankendi-Lachin street:
“On January 18, 2023, Azerbaijan has commenced the primary recognized inter-state arbitration underneath the Bern Conference on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Pure Habitats. The historic case goals to carry Armenia accountable for its intensive destruction of Azerbaijan’s setting and biodiversity throughout its practically thirty years of unlawful occupation of internationally acknowledged territories of Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan’s interstate authorized motion notes that Armenia has violated its authorized obligations underneath the Bern Conference to keep up populations of all wild wildlife, particularly within the space of making certain conservation, restoration and enhancements to the habitats of untamed wildlife, amongst others.
Consistent with the United Nations’ Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, Azerbaijan calls on the worldwide neighborhood to sentence Armenia’s appalling destruction through the occupation of one of many world’s most wealthy and bio numerous ecologies.
Throughout the framework of arbitration, Azerbaijan calls for to order Armenia to stop all ongoing violations of the Bern Conference, and pay full reparation for its environmental destruction within the previously occupied territories.
The arbitration course of adopted collection of consultations initiated by the Republic of Azerbaijan in early 2022 to handle its well-substantiated considerations over Armenia’s violation of its obligations underneath the Bern Conference within the then-occupied territories of Azerbaijan. The consultations lasted over nearly a 12 months, in the midst of which, Azerbaijan has offered intensive proof concerning destruction of setting and biodiversity in its then-occupied territories by Armenia.
The truth that the difficulty has now been elevated to the arbitration course of after nearly a year-long course of itself testify the seriousness of the considerations of the Azerbaijani aspect on one hand, and the willpower of Azerbaijan to make sure that justice is served for the injury inflicted on its setting and bio-diversity;
The considerations of Azerbaijan on this regard is neither new nor hypothetical. Actually, Azerbaijan has been drawing the eye of the worldwide neighborhood to such wrongdoings of Armenia constantly for nearly thirty years. Upon liberating its territories in 2020, Azerbaijan has uncovered stunning proof supporting all its considerations over the numerous injury to biodiversity and the pure setting on account of Armenia’s conduct throughout its three a long time of unlawful occupation of Azerbaijan’s territory.
Armenia’s occupation of territories of Azerbaijan has triggered extreme hurt to the realm’s pure habitats and species, depleted pure sources, and destroyed biodiversity.
These necessary and infrequently distinctive habitats and species within the Caucasus suffered widespread deforestation, unsustainable logging and air pollution, by means of vital building and mining in forest areas in addition to ongoing contamination from irresponsibly managed industrial actions in Armenia that pollute trans-boundary rivers.
Azerbaijan takes its biodiversity commitments severely. The arbitration course of underneath the Bern Conference display this dedication, in addition to the robust willpower of the Republic of Azerbaijan to carry Armenia accountable for the crimes it had dedicated within the territories of Azerbaijan it had occupied for nearly 30 years.
Unlawful exploitation of pure sources and its adversarial affect of setting is a severe concern for total Azerbaijani society. Such unlawful actions within the years of occupation has already led to deforestation, unlawful exploitation of gold reserves, and contamination of rivers within the space. Additional continuation of such actions can’t be tolerated.
A gaggle of civil society representatives began peaceable demonstrations alongside the Lachin street directed towards the continued unlawful exploitation of pure sources of Azerbaijan and ensuing environmental degradation, and the abuse of the Lachin street for illicit trafficking of these pure sources to Armenia.
That is an train by a gaggle of civil society representatives to peaceable meeting. We’ve been clear that these protests weren’t orchestrated by the Authorities of Azerbaijan. Nonetheless, the Authorities of Azerbaijan does assist their name to finish unlawful mining on Azerbaijan’s territory and the misuse of Lachin street for unlawful actions.
By exercising their proper to peaceable meeting, the civil society activists intention at stopping additional injury on setting and biodiversity of Azerbaijan. Their reliable calls for should be heard and addressed.”
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