At a ceremony held in the Holy See of the Armenian Church at Etchmiadzin, just outside the Armenian capital of Yerevan, the Armenian Church canonised all the victims of the 1915 atrocities, said to number 1.5 million, as saints. The ceremony was attended by the President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, and other state officials.
Photo: The leaders of the Armenian Church at Etchmiadzin on 23 April 2015. (picture courtesy of Regis Gente).
'Developing human capital, building a better future' is the theme put forward by Azerbaijan as the centrepiece of its bid to host the world exhibition. Baku faces tough competiton from Paris, Osaka and Ekatrinburg. A decision will be taken next November.
It held, unanimously, that the Azerbaijani Government had to pay the applicant 5,000 euros (EUR) in respect of pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage. The Court said that it was the responsability of the Armenian and Azerbaijani governments to find a solution on a political level to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.