Legal Brief on Artsakh Recognition: “The Case for Canada’s recognition of the Republic of Artsakh as a measure of the responsibility to protect”

On December 16, 2020, the Armenian National Committee of Canada (ANCC) distributed a legal brief, titled “The Case for Canada’s recognition of the Republic of Artsakh as a measure of the responsibility to protect”, researched and prepared by a group of Canadian legal experts.

“Canada’s moral and legal obligations to prevent further atrocities against the Armenians of Artsakh have been triggered, both generally as a result of the doctrine of the Responsibility to Protect (“R2P”), and also specifically by virtue of its authorization of the sale of drone technology to Turkey which was used to commit atrocity crimes against Armenians.” reads a part of the report’s executive summary.

The brief is researched and authored by a group of Canadian legal experts, including Sheila Paylan, Anaïs Kadian, Giselle Davidian, Vrouyr Makalian, Emilie Kokmanian, Kami Temisjian and Bela Kosoian. The paper was prepared with advice and guidance from ANCC Co-President, Shahen Mirakian and the chairman of the Armenian Youth Federation of Canada, Manoug Alemian.

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Full Paper (English)

Full Paper (French)

Executive Summary (English)

Executive Summary (French)

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