STATUS FORMER NKAR (NAGORNO KARABAKH AUTONOMOUS REGION) AND THE LIBERATED TERRITORIES IN THE MADRID PRINCIPLES

Authors

  • STEPAN HASAN-JALALYAN ASPU
  • EDUARD ZOHRABYAN ASPU

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24234/journalforarmenianstudies.v1i64.95

Keywords:

“madrid principles”, Republic of Artsakh, referendum, NKAR, population census, independent international observers, TV program “Момент истины”, TV company “Al-Jazeera”, newspaper “Al Watan”, international news agency “Россия сегодня”, newspaper “Комсомольская правда”

Abstract

The purpose of the article, based on the sources related to the issue, is to find out the claims against the national and state interests of the Republic of Artsakh in the "madrid principles" presented by the OSCE Minsk group to the conflict parties for the purpose of settlement of the Azerbaijan-Artsakh conflict.                                                

         In order to achieve the set goal, the following issues were put forward: 1. what are the main recommendations laid down in the "madrid principles" on the basis of which the Azerbaijan-Artsakh conflict should be settled?, 2. what position did the parties to the conflict have regarding the "madrid principles"?, 3. what status would be given to the former Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region and the liberated territories under the “madrid principles”?, 4. how would the Armenians of Artsakh exercise their right to self-determination with the “madrid principles”?, 5. what was the position of the former presidents of the Republic of Armenia regarding the future status of the Nagorno Karabakh Autonomous Region and the liberated territories?     The article is written by means of comparison and comparative study of relevant documents and examination analysis.                                             

As a result of the joint examination of facts and documents related to the issue, we came to the conclusion that the document known as "madrid principles" presented by the OSCE Minsk group to the conflict parties for the purpose of settlement of the Azerbaijan-Artsakh conflict is mostly against the national and state interests of the Republic of Artsakh. 

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Published

13.06.2024