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International legal bases of recognition of genocide

  



The following instruments allow to qualifying Кhojaly massacre as genocide crime based on international law:
1. Convention “Оn the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide” adopted bу UN General Assembly оn December 9, 1948 (resolution number 260 (III)).
2. Statute of the Nuremberg Military Tribunal (although this statute does not point out genocide actions directly, these actions constituting genocide are qualified as crimes against humanity and war crimes);
3. Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (par. 4);
4. Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (par. 1);
5. Statute of the International Criminal Court (par. 6):
6. Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan (par. 103);
7. Decree of the President of Republic of Azerbaijan “Оn genocide of Azerbaijanis” dated March 26, 1998.



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