Levon Baronian Hosts the ALC’s Kevork Hagopjian on “Novelty” to Discuss Justice for the Armenian Genocide and Artsakh

Levon Baronian Hosts the ALC’s Kevork Hagopjian on “Novelty” to Discuss Justice for the Armenian Genocide and Artsakh

LOS ANGELES, CA – In the latest episode of “Novelty” on the Alpha Armenian News YouTube channel, host Levon Baronian engaged in a deep and poignant conversation with Kevork Hagopjian, a board member of the Armenian Legal Center for Justice and Human Rights (ALC). The discussion revolved around the ongoing pursuit of justice for the Armenian Genocide and the pressing human rights issues facing the people of Artsakh.

The Armenian Genocide, which claimed countless lives between 1915 and 1923, remains a poignant chapter in history, demanding recognition and reparation. During the episode, Hagopjian outlined the ALC’s active roles in international advocacy, particularly their participation in various United Nations forums. One significant focus was the Universal Periodic Review of Azerbaijan, aimed at addressing the fair treatment and release of prisoners of war from Artsakh.

Additionally, Hagopjian discussed the ALC’s efforts in promoting Magnitsky sanctions against those responsible for severe human rights violations, and their support for bipartisan legislation through the Azerbaijan Sanction Review Act. These legislative efforts are crucial in holding Azerbaijan accountable for its actions against the people of Artsakh, as well as for its role in the Armenian Genocide.

Host Levon Baronian highlighted the critical need for global recognition of the Armenian Genocide and the abuses faced by the people of Artsakh. “Acknowledging these atrocities goes beyond mere resolutions; it’s about ensuring accountability and preventing future human rights violations,” Baronian stated.

The program also touched on concerns regarding the current political direction of Armenia under Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, especially his government’s apparent conciliatory approach towards Turkey and Azerbaijan. This shift, as Baronian pointed out, potentially undermines the efforts to secure justice for both historical and ongoing abuses against the Armenian people and the residents of Artsakh.

“Novelty,” known for addressing significant global and humanitarian issues, provided a platform for advocating a more robust international response. Hagopjian called for heightened international and diaspora engagement to ensure that the plight of the Armenian and Artsakh people remains a priority on the global stage.

The episode closed with a powerful call to action, urging the global community to bolster efforts towards securing justice and accountability. Baronian encouraged viewers to continue supporting initiatives that seek to achieve lasting peace and justice for all those affected by such tragedies.