Yeghishe Kirakosyan, Representative of Armenia before the ECHR, made a closing speech in the UN Court of Justice at the oral proceedings on the request for the indication of provisional measures filed by Azerbaijan.
“Madam President, distinguished members of the Court, it is an honour and privilege to appear before you again and, this time, to close the responding submissions of the Republic of Armenia.
As our learned counsel have demonstrated, Azerbaijan’s requests do not meet the conditions for the exercise of your power to indicate provisional measures. We trust firmly in the Court to see this for itself.
Madam President, I thank the Court once more for hosting our delegation here at the Peace Palace for the proceedings, in both cases. We genuinely appreciate the Court’s willingness and availability to hold two successive provisional measures hearings over the course of the past seven days.
I would also like to express my gratitude to the Registry for its meticulousness and expediency, as well as to the interpreters and other Court personnel whose efforts contributed to the seamlessness of these hearings.
In accordance with Article 60 (2) of the Rules of Court, I shall now read out the Republic of Armenia’s final submissions.
On the basis of its oral pleadings, Armenia respectfully requests the Court to reject Azerbaijan’s requests for the indication of provisional measures in full.
Madam President, distinguished members of the Court, on behalf of the Republic of Armenia, thank you for your kind attention,” Kirakosyan stated.