July 28, 2023, Toronto: In February 2023, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered provisional measures to ensure that Azerbaijan ends the blockade of the vital road connecting Armenia with the enclave of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) – the Lachin Corridor. In June 2023, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe also adopted a resolution calling on Azerbaijan to ensure free and safe movement through the corridor, and yet, Azerbaijan has not faced consequences for their actions.
The blockade of the Lachin is an ongoing human rights emergency that threatens the safety and security of the entire region. Given the urgency of this situation and the risks this manufactured crisis has for escalation into more extreme policies of violent persecution, ethnic cleansing and genocide, the editors of Genocide Studies International, published by the University of Toronto Press and sponsored by the Zoryan Institute, have commissioned a special issue of the journal to directly address what is currently happening on the ground.
Comprised of 6 scholarly contributions from notable international experts on the region, this issue is intended to raise awareness of this ongoing crisis and to provide critical insight into the risks this blockade poses the ethnic Armenian inhabitants of Artsakh and for the peace and security of the entire region.
This special issue will be available in print at the end of August, and we are appealing to organizations, scholars, and members of our constituency to order copies of this special issue at a pre-sale price of only $25/book, to distribute widely as part of your lobbying efforts in support of Artsakh.
To purchase the book post-print will cost upwards of $75 CAD through the publisher, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to place your order at the discounted rate.
To place a pre-sale order, please click on the ORDER NOW button below, or contact the Zoryan Institute’s Deputy Executive Director, Megan Reid, at email@example.com.