While @SpeakerPelosi’s visit to Yerevan rightly focuses on securing peace, our report on cultural erasure, released this week, should be of interest to her if the US is finally ready to address issues of human rights in the South Caucasus.
CHW has concluded a year-long investigation into the Armenian churches and cemeteries of Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. The results, based on unprecedented site-by-site analysis, reveal a plan of state-sponsored cultural erasure with few parallels.
CHW is closely monitoring earthmoving adjacent to the St. Yeghisha Church of Mataghis/Suqovuşan, built 1892-1898.
CHW can confirm the erasure of a sacred Armenian site in Dirnis/Berdak (Nakhchivan, AZ), and the subsequent construction of a mosque on the same plot, as reported today in a @WSJ Op-Ed by @simonforco.
CHW is increasingly concerned about the Holy Mother of God church in Tağaverd/Taghavard.
CHW welcomes the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to indicate provisional measures for the protection of Armenian cultural heritage in Nagorno-Karabakh.
CHW welcomes the use of its reports as evidence in the hearings this week at the International Court of Justice, Armenia v. Azerbaijan.
CHW is preparing for another round of monitoring.
CHW announces the release of our SEPTEMBER REPORT on the condition of cultural heritage in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Between April 8 and July 7, the Makun Bridge in Mets Tagher/Böyük Tağlar was destroyed in the course of river engineering and road construction.
Thanks to Hyperallergic for profiling CHW's work to monitor endangered cultural heritage in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Satellite imagery shows that between April 10 and June 5, the 51 sculptures in the park of the Shushi Museum of Fine Arts were removed and the area completely cleared.
CHW is closely monitoring large-scale earth moving immediately east of the late-18th c. T’ukhnakal mansion
The Holy Mother of God church (S. Astvatsatsin) in the village of T’aghavard/Tağaverd (Martuni/Khojavend district) is under threat.
Two of Europe’s leading heritage organizations, Europa Nostra and the European Association of Archaeologists, jointly issue an urgent call for access to threatened cultural heritage in NK.
Cornell Chronicle covers the work of CHW
CHW confirms the destruction of an Armenian cemetery in the village of Sghnakh/Sığnaq
Using declassified US KH-9 Hexagon photographic reconnaissance satellite imagery from the 1970s, CHW helped document the deliberate destruction of Armenian churches in Agulis
CHW has made a high-confidence assessment that a centuries-old Armenian cemetery north of Shusha/Shushi has been partially destroyed.
An Armenian cemetery in the village of Mets Tagher/Böyük Tağlar was recently destroyed.
The Surb Amenap'rkitch church in the village of Mets Tagher, founded 1846, appears to be threatened by construction.
Caucasus Heritage Watch reports *possible* threat to 7th c. Armenian church of Vankasar