Nurlan Mustafayev

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Nurlan Mustafayev is a counsel on international legal affairs and instructor on public international law at Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy. Views expressed in this blog post are personal and do not represent those of his employer or any governmental institution.

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Who Has Effective Control in Azerbaijan’s Karabakh Region?

Following the so-called “44-Day War” between Armenia and Azerbaijan in late 2020, the conflicting parties continue several legal battles before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), alleging various violations of international law. The war saw Azerbaijan liberate a significant part of its territories under Armenia’s three-decade-long occupation,…

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The Legality of Use of Ballistic Missiles on Cities: The Case of Armenia-Azerbaijan Armed Conflict

The so-called ‘44-Day War’ between Armenia and Azerbaijan in late 2020 also witnessed Armenia’s use of Scud ballistic missiles on several of Azerbaijan’s cities. After Iraq’s use of Scuds on Saudi, Bahrain, and Israeli cities during the Gulf War 1990-1991, it is the second time in modern history when ballistic missiles were used against population…

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