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Armenia has experienced significant political upheavals throughout the 20th century, including the Armenian Genocide from April 1915 to July 1916, integration into the Soviet Union, and the emergence of an independent republic in 1991. This post-Soviet transition led to a conflict with neighboring Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenians believe that it is essential to seek the truth about this conflict and the genocide, but Armenia must also confront its recent past. The post-revolution government of 2018 initiated criminal proceedings, including charges of constitutional violations against two former presidents. However, no other significant measures have been taken to address the demands of victims and their families for truth, reparations, and accountability for human rights violations. Nevertheless, the resurgence of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh and the renewal of the political landscape in Armenia in 2023 paved the way for the ratification of the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court. Justice Info and its international news experts are covering developments in transitional justice in Armenia.