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The Center for Truth and Justice (CFTJ) invites interested researchers and legal practitioners to send abstracts relating to the list of topics below. Our focus is on the path forward for Nagorno-Karabakh, but a comparative or broader focus on human rights and legal accountability would be welcome. Abstracts should be in English and no more...
Q&A Session Cultural Heritage at Stake: How to Preserve, Mitigate Damage, and Punish Destruction moderated by Arsine Grigoryan, Esq. (CFTJ) Speakers: Simon Maghakyan – Lecturer, University of Colorado, Denver, USA Alexander Herman – Director, Institute of Art and Law, London, UK Yelena Ambartsumian – General Counsel, ZUVIC, Westport, USA
Our very own Judge Gassia Apkarian sat down with writer and publicist Vahan Zanoyan for a conversation about the work the Center for Truth and Justice (“CFTJ”) doing. Judge Apkarian also discusses her Armenian roots, her time in #Armenia in the 1990s, and what can be done to hold Azerbaijan accountable for war crimes.
1.0 Introduction 1.1 The Center for Truth and Justice (“CFTJ”) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, California. CFTJ has been documenting human rights violations and war crimes against Armenians since the 2020 war in Nagorno-Karabakh. CFTJ set up a fact-finding infrastructure in the region and has been collecting first-hand testimonies from...
On October 11, 2022, the Center for Truth and Justice (CFTJ) submitted a report to the United Nations about Azerbaijan’s use of terrorist mercenaries in the 2020 war in Nagorno-Karabakh. The report urged the UN Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries to investigate Azerbaijan’s use of mercenaries during the Working Group’s upcoming visit to...
Overview The Center for Truth and Justice (“CFTJ”) submits the following report in response to the call for input by the Working Group for the purposes of informing and preparing its country visit to Armenia. CFTJ is a US-based, non-governmental human rights organization documenting violations of international law perpetrated by Azerbaijan targeting Armenians in Nagorno-...
CFTJ demands civilians to be protected from human rights abuses. CFTJ calls on CSTO, UN, and OSCE Minsk Group to take action in condemning the violation of international laws, the trilateral statement of November 9, 2020, and the December 7, 2021 ICJ Order.
The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has accepted an Armenian repatriated POW’s complaint to the UN Committee Against Torture (UNCAT). Azerbaijan will be required to respond to the complaint. Additional torture complaints will be submitted to the UNCAT using CFTJ’s evidence collected via witness testimony.
Meet the Center’s Warrior of the Month – Gevorg Arzumanyan. Gevorg is a student at Fondation Université Française en Arménie and joined the Center in September 2021 as a student investigator during CFTJ’s 2021 – 2022 Law Clinic Program.