Hague Court Orders Azerbaijan to Reopen Lachin Corridor
The International Court of Justice in The Hague today delivered its order obligating Azerbaijan to “take all measures at its disposal to ensure unimpeded movement of persons, vehicles and cargo along the Lachin Corridor in both directions.”
Armenia had requested that the court apply provisional measures against Baku for blocking the Lachin Corridor.
The court, in a separate decision, rejected Azerbaijan’s request that provisional measures be enacted against Armenia.
In 2021, Azerbaijan instituted proceedings against Armenia concerning alleged violations of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. In January 2023, Baku filed a new request for provisional measures against Armenia, alleging that Armenia was laying landmines in parts of Karabakh that Azerbaijan regained control of during the 2020 war.