The crime in Khojaly: qualification, perpetrators and responsibility under international law
Tofig F. Musayev,
IRS, 1(29), 2017, pp. 40-50.
At the end of 1987, the Soviet Socialist Republic of Armenia (Armenian SSR), with the blessing and support of the influential members of its diaspora, overtly laid claim to the territory of the Nagorno-Karabakh autonomous oblast (NKAO) of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan SSR). Those claims marked the beginning of the assaults on the Azerbaijanis in both the NKAO and Armenia itself, leading to their expulsion from the area.