Armenian National Committee of America Chairman Ken Hachikian is carrying a hopeful message of empowerment to this week’s Armenia-Diaspora Conference in Yerevan, featuring a spirited call for continually upgrading the Diaspora’s global advocacy infrastructure and operations to meet the demands of a new generation of political warfare being waged upon a dynamic and rapidly changing geopolitical landscape.
On Thursday, the European Parliament with an overwhelming majority adopted a resolution condemning the persecution of human rights defenders in Azerbaijan, affirming its previous resolutions, and calling for targeted sanctions against Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s regime, as well as visa bans against some who are directly responsible for the oppression.
The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has decided to suspend its visit to Azerbaijan due to obstructions it encountered in carrying out its mandate under the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT), to which Azerbaijan is a party.
U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Nominee Mills: “United States and the world will stand in solidarity with the Armenian people next year to mark the centenary of one of the 20th century’s worst atrocities”; Will press Turkey to ratify the Protocols
WASHINGTON– Strengthening Azerbaijan’s rule of law, standing in solidarity with Armenians in marking the 2015 [...]
The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region announced Wednesday that incoming California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León will be honored at the 2014 ANCA-WR Annual Gala Banquet with the organization’s esteemed Legislator of the Year award for his principal role and outspoken position on the Armenian Genocide and the recognition of Artsakh’s Independence.