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 (nə-gôr′nō-kär′ə-bäk′, -bäKH′)
A mountainous region of western Azerbaijan. It was ceded to Russia by Persia in the early 1800s and organized as an autonomous region within Azerbaijan by the Soviets (1923). Conflict between Azeris and the majority ethnic-Armenian population in the 1980s resulted in Nagorno-Karabakh's unilateral declaration of independence in 1991. A ceasefire was declared in 1994.
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A 1992 Karabakh law provides that "until the adoption of our own constitution and laws, the legislation of the Republic of Armenia is in force on the territory of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic." (59) Virtually the entire legislative regime--both criminal and civil--is adopted from Armenia.
Leaders of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) consulted with the President of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic (Artsakh) Bako Sahakyan this week in the capital, Stepanakert, regarding the grassroots organizations ongoing efforts to implement the Royce-Engel peace proposals, expand U.S.
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