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Ocampo testifies at hearing on Artsakh genocide

Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing

Nagorno-Karabakh: Update

Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 1:00pm

Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building

Please join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for a hearing on the ongoing blockade of the Lachin corridor in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Luis Moreno Ocampo, the former Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, released his personal Expert Opinion on August 7, stating that “there is a reasonable basis to believe that a Genocide is being committed against Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh in 2023” and emphasizing that under the Genocide Conventions all states have a “duty to prevent” genocide.

At the hearing Mr. Ocampo will present his Expert Opinion on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.

David Phillips will testify on facts relevant to gathering the intent of the government of Azerbaijan, including as available on the web page Atrocities Artsakh.”

Chaired by:

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) Co-Chair, TLHRC

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) Co-Chair, TLHRC


  • Luis Moreno Ocampo, Former Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (2003-2012)

  • David L. Phillips, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University, and Director of Columbia University’s Artsakh Atrocities Project.

*Witnesses may be added. Click here for additional information about the hearing.

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