Genocide Scholars and participating scientists of the 4th Global Forum “Against the Crime of Genocide” delivered joint condemning statement on the Lachine Corridor
We, the undersigned international genocide studies scholars and educators, condemn the actions of the Azerbaijani government in creating a humanitarian crisis for Nagorno-Karabakh by closing of the Goris-Stepanakert corridor on Dec. 12, 2022 and cutting gas supplies to the Armenian population. As scholars who study the process of genocide, we believe that the actions of the Azerbaijani government constitute a risk of genocide for the Armenians of the region. We urge international agencies and governments to ensure the free access of people and goods to Nagorno-Karabakh. These concerns are being raised in the context of our participation in the International Global Forum against the Crime of Genocide during which we learned of these acts of aggression against the civilians of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Armen Marsoobian, Professor of Philosophy, Southern Connecticut State University
Elisa von Joeden-Forgey, Endowed Chair, Department of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College
Melanie O’Brien, Associate Professor of International Law, University of Western Australia
Ronan Lee, Doctoral Prize Fellow, Loughborough University London
Elisenda Calvet Martinez, Assistant Professor of International Law, Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Spain
Salah Al Jabery, Professor of philosophy in Department of Philpsophy, College of Arts at University of Baghdad; Chairholder of UNESCO Chaire for Genocide Prevention Studies in The Islamic World at University of Baghdad, Iraq
Rhiannon Neilsen, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University
Michal Vasecka, Professor of Sociology, Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts, Slovakia
Dr. Vasileios Meichanetsidis, JCD, Greek Genocide scholar
Simon Krbec, genocide educator, Theresienstadt Centre for Genocide Studies
Suman Keshari, Poet and writer, New Delhi, India.