Draft Law in Belgian Parliament Proposes Criminalizing Genocide Denial

Belgium’s Reformist Movement party proposed a draft law in Parliament–which would expand the definition of genocide denial to the Armenian genocide. It is already a crime to deny the Holocaust in Belgium–and the lawmakers who proposed the bill want to extend the law to denial of the Armenian genocide as well.

The Belgian Parliament failed to enact the same law two years ago–fearing reprisals from Turkey.

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