UN court orders Baku to ensure unimpeded movement of people, cargo along Lachin corridor
YEREVAN. Feb 22 (Interfax) - The United Nations' International Court of Justice has ordered Azerbaijan to ensure unimpeded movement along the Lachin corridor linking Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia.
The court ruled that "the republic of Azerbaijan shall, pending the final decision in the case and in accordance with its obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, take all measures at its disposal to ensure unimpeded movement of persons, vehicles and cargo along the Lachin Corridor in both directions," President of the International Court of Justice Joan Donoghue said, reading out the order.
In January, Armenia submitted to the International Court of Justice a memorandum of comment and application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination to Azerbaijan giving a detailed account of Baku's gross violations of the provisions of the convention committed over decades.
The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, in turn, said that the government of the country "submitted a memorandum to the International Court of Justice, as an important event in the international litigation of Azerbaijan against Armenia in accordance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination."