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"Diaspora(s) arménienne(s) en mouvement". Colloque international soutenu par Hyestart

Hugging a Puppy

Asli Erdogan lors de la conférence de Hyestart sur la liberté d'expression en Turquie

Fist Bump

L'éditeur Ragip Zarakolu (membre d'honneur de Hyestart) au monument du génocide des Arméniens (Genève).

Walking Down Empty Road

Alain Navarra (Président de Hyestart) au Festival du film des droits humains de Lugano


From our origins to today

Since its inception Hyestart has been committed to democracy and human rights in Armenia and Turkey. Our vision of a democratic Turkey that finally recognizes the Armenian genocide, a sine qua non of a peaceful region that respects human rights, has not changed. 

The 44-day war of unprecedented violence unleashed in the fall of 2020 against the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, on the other hand, forced us to adapt. Hyestart has been committed to the right of the people of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) to self-determination as the only way to prevent an ethnic cleansing. Genocide experts such as Luis Moreno Ocampo, the ICC's first prosecutor, and the Lemkin Institute for Genocide Prevention, have even denounced genocide. Although it was entirely preventable by the international community, the ethnic cleansing of Artsakh, planned by Azerbaijan, tragically happened following the violent attack of Azerbaijan on Nagorno-Karabagh in September 2023, which itself followed an illegal and inhumane siege of Nagorno-Karabagh lasting over 9 months as part of a genocidal campaign. Achieving justice will be a long and determined quest, one to which Hyestart is fully committed to.


Hyestart also engages in various actions against what the European Parliament has rightly described as a "systematic, State-level policy of Armenophobia, historical revisionism and hatred towards Armenians promoted by the Azerbaijani authorities, including dehumanisation, the glorification of violence and territorial claims against the Republic of Armenia which threaten peace and security in the South Caucasus;" (10 March 2022 resolution) . 


With its bilingual blog, Hyestart also positions itself as a laboratory of ideas in the above areas.

logo du collectif Libertas pour la libération des prisonniers de guerre arméniens abusivement détenus par l'Azerbaidjan

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Inform a wide audience about issues related to Armenia and Artsakh & about Armenian literature and culture (Armenian stand)


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