En 1922 quelques familles d’origine arménienne, rescapées du génocide de 1915, résidant en Belgique décidèrent de se doter de statuts afin d’organiser la vie communautaire et  de tracer des lignes de conduite permettant de préserver leur identité tout en veillant à une intégration harmonieuse dans la société belge. Depuis cette date une Assemblée de Représentants  élue tous les 4 ans désigne un comité exécutif : le  Comité des Arméniens de Belgique. En savoir plus..

Presentation of a new report on Hate Speech in Azerbaijan & Discussion with the Ombudsman of Nagorno-Karabakh

Wednesday 25 April, from 13:15 to 15:30 Press Club Brussels Europe - Rue Froissart 95, Brussels

An exclusive presentation on the human rights situation in the South Caucasus in the context of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with the Ombudsman of Nagorno-Karabakh, Ruben Melikyan.

Political and strategic considerations regarding the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict often detract from the human dimension, and particularly from issues relating to human rights. At the meeting, the Ombudsman will present, for the first time, his new report on hate speech in Azerbaijan.

This report documents and analyses the increasingly frequent and intense manifestations of armenophobia in Azerbaijan as well as its targeted use in the context of the conflict. Mr Melikyan will discuss mounting challenges in establishing a functional human rights dialogue in the region as well as the role of human rights defenders in the process. He will also provide a broad overview of the human rights situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and of the impact of the protracted conflict on human rights in the wider region.

We have foreseen ample time for discussion under the Chatham House rules, providing for a unique opportunity to learn more about the region in the spotlight of the EU’s recent activity.

The briefing will take place at the Press Club Brussels Europe, Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels on Wednesday, 25 April from 13:15 to 15.30.

Please register by Monday April 23;:

Due to the limited capacity of the conference room, we are not able to guarantee a place for everyone interested in attending, so we encourage you to register at your earliest convenience.


13.15–14.00 Registration and a light networking lunch

14.00–14.45 Presentation of the human rights situation and the recent reports

14.45–15.30 Discussion with Ombudsman Melikyan [Chatham House rules]