Armenian Parliament Bill Calls on World Parliaments to Recognize Genocide

Armenia's National Assembly in session

YEREVAN (Arka)—Armenia’s National Assembly began on Thursday discussion of a draft resolution, which calls on parliaments all over the world and international organizations to recognize and condemn the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Turkey in 1915.

“Guided by the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide of 9 December 1948, the law of the Supreme Council of the Soviet Armenian Social Republic on the Condemnation of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Turkey in 1915 of November 22, 1988, emphasizing the Pan-Armenian Declaration on the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and the contribution of the Armenian people together with the international community to the fight against crimes against humanity, appreciating the parliaments of the countries which recognized the Armenian Genocide and the countries which adopted laws condemning the denial of genocide, the National Assembly of Armenia calls on the parliaments of all countries and nations to recognize and condemn the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Turkey as a crime committed against humanity,” the resolution states.

The resolution is authored by members of parliament from a variety of parties, including Heritage, Prosperous Armenia, Republican, Orinats Yerkir, and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation.


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