Under the auspices of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, the “Cilicia Analytical Platform” will host an all-Armenian conference entitled, “Reinstating the Indigenous Rights of Artsakh People: Confronting Azerbaijan’s Genocidal Policy,” from April 20 to 22, at the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia, in Antelias, Lebanon. This conference will convene 30 experts in history, international law, and politics from Armenia, Artsakh, and the Diaspora. The timing of the conference in April underscores the urgent need to address the threat of ongoing genocides, driven by past impunity and the current genocidal actions perpetrated by Azerbaijan in Artsakh, with the support of Turkey.

Distinguished attendees include Luis Moreno Ocampo, former prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, invited by His Holiness Catholicos Aram I. Also in attendance will be Vartan Oskanian, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, who has long been engaged in negotiations regarding the Artsakh conflict and currently leads the commission dedicated to pursuing solutions for the Artsakh issue.

Ocampo will also deliver a lecture on the challenges of applying the Genocide Covenant and the underlying reasons for the obstacles encountered in fulfilling this crucial imperative.