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in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Nagorno-Karabakh: Update

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 1:00pm
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.”

This hearing will be open to Members of Congress, congressional staff, the interested public, and the media. The hearing will be livestreamed via the Commission website and will also be available for viewing on Channel ## of the House Digital Channel service. For any questions, please contact Mark Milosch for Co-Chair Smith or Kimberly Stanton for Co-Chair McGovern.

Hosted by:

Christopher H. Smith, M.C.
Co-Chair, TLHRC
James P. McGovern, M.C.
Co-Chair, TLHRC


Panel I

  • 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.


Submitted for the Record


118th Congress