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The Responsibility to Protect Armenians

Date & time
Thursday, September 28, 2023
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

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Lernik Hovhannisyan, Frank Chalk, Gegham Stepanyan, Kyle Matthews


This event is free




Marie Lamensch


Faubourg Building
1250 Guy
Room 804

Wheel chair accessible


More than 120,000 Armenian civilians in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh are facing a dire situation, with some warning of an impeding genocide.

On 7 August, former International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo published a report asserting that “the blockade of the Lachin corridor by the Azerbaijani security forces impeding access to any food, medical supplies, and other essentials should be considered a Genocide” under Article II (c) of the Genocide Convention.

The event will give an outline of the humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh, evaluate the violations of international law by Azerbaijan, and discuss the international responsibility to protect the Armenians.


  • Frank Chalk, Founding Co-Director and former Research Director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies,.
  • Lernik Hovhannisyan, Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports, Republic of Artsakh [NKR].
  • Gegham Stepanyan, Ombuds person, Republic of Artsakh [NKR]


  • Kyle Matthews, Executive Director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) at Concordia University.

*This event will be hybrid.

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