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70th Anniversary of the signing of the UN Convention of the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide Approved and proposed for signature and ratification or accession by General Assembly resolution 260 A (III) of 9 December 1948 Today is the 70th Anniversary of the signing of the UN Convention of the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. This is […]

The Armenian genocide – the Guardian briefing

The Armenian genocide – the Guardian briefing Turkey has never accepted the term genocide, even though historians have demolished its denial of responsibility for up to 1.5 million deaths   Below: Armenians at the Marash army barracks awaiting execution. Above: the Ottoman governor, Haydar Pasha, and soldiers, April 1915. Photograph: Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute. Ian Black […]

International Conference on the Armenian Genocide Under the Patronage of French President François Hollande – Syllabus

March 10, 2015 International Conference on the Armenian Genocide Under the Patronage of French President François Hollande – Syllabus International Conference on the Armenian Genocide Under the Patronage of French President François Hollande – Syllabus – The international conference organized by the International Scientific Council for the study of the Armenian Genocide (CSI) “Genocide of […]

EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY ADOPTS ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RESOLUTION

EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY ADOPTS ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RESOLUTION Brussels, Belgium  —  On 3 March, 2015, Europe’s largest political party organization, the European People’s Party (EPP) unanimously approved and adopted a resolution titled “The Armenian Genocide and European Values.” The resolution condemns the genocidal acts against the Armenian people and appeals to the EU and Council of Europe Member […]

Armenian-Turkish Solidarity Against Hatred: The Perincek Case before the European Court

Armenian-Turkish Solidarity Against Hatred: The Perincek Case before the European Court Շաբաթ, 24 հունվար, 2015 – 13:06 | Սիվիլնեթ Բաժիններ` Istanbul, OՐԱԿԱՐԳ, REPORTS IN ENGLISH, ԱՇԽԱՐՀ, ԹՈՒՐՔԻԱ, ՀԱՅԱՍՏԱՆ, ՀԱՍԱՐԱԿՈՒԹՅՈՒՆ, ՀԱՐԵՎԱՆՆԵՐ, ՔԱՂԱՔԱԿԱՆՈՒԹՅՈՒՆ Payam Akhavan, Professor of International Law Payam Akhavan is a Professor of International Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Visiting Fellow […]

‘The Armenians want an acknowledgement that the 1915 massacre was a crime’

‘The Armenians want an acknowledgement that the 1915 massacre was a crime’

‘The Armenians want an acknowledgement that the 1915 massacre was a crime’ Geoffrey Robertson In 1915 Britain was determined to expose the Armenian genocide, so why have we since downgraded it to a ‘tragedy’? Armenians mark the anniversary of the massacre of their people, in 2014. Photograph: Karen Minasyan/Getty Images Friday 23 January 2015 14.00 GMT […]

The Gallipoli centenary is a shameful attempt to hide the Armenian Holocaust

The Gallipoli centenary is a shameful attempt to hide the Armenian Holocaust

The Gallipoli centenary is a shameful attempt to hide the Armenian Holocaust Monday 19 January 2015 As world leaders plan to commemorate the First World War battle for Gallipoli, another horrific anniversary risks being overlooked   When world leaders, including Prince Charles and the Australian and New Zealand prime ministers, gather at Gallipoli to commemorate […]

Amal Clooney takes on Armenia genocide case in European court

Amal Clooney takes on Armenia genocide case in European court Amal Clooney to take on next high profile case after Elgin Marbles – the denial of the Armenian genocide by Turks in 1915 8K 339 0 3 8K Email Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney Photo: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP By Nick Squires, Rome 7:24PM GMT 12 Jan 2015 After weighing […]

The 20th-Century Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler

The 20th-Century Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler

The 20th-Century Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/11/24/the-20th-century-dictator-most-idolized-by-hitler.html Universal History Archive/UIG William O’Connor Fatal Attraction 11.24.14 The 20th-Century Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler Historians may credit Mussolini with inspiring Hitler’s rise to power, but the despot called a different contemporary his ‘shining star.’ Adolf Hitler’s obsessions, for he was a man prone to unhealthy fixations, […]

Jabhat al-Nusra blows up Armenian church in Deir el-Zour: A savage blow that echoes through Armenian history

Jabhat al-Nusra blows up Armenian church in Deir el-Zour: A savage blow that echoes through Armenian history

Jabhat al-Nusra blows up Armenian church in Deir el-Zour: A savage blow that echoes through Armenian history Islamists’ destruction of a shrine to the victims of genocide marks the latest chapter in a tragic national history. Robert Fisk reports from Qamishli, north-eastern Syria Robert Fisk Qamishli In the most savage act of vandalism against Syria’s […]

Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction

Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction

Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction WASHINGTON Members of Congress have begun a string of condemnation and expressions of outrage over the destruction of the Armenian Genocide memorial church in Der Zor over the weekend by Islamic State forces. Representatives Frank Pallone (D-NJ), […]

Forgotten Rutgers prof who coined ‘genocide’ now getting his due

Forgotten Rutgers prof who coined ‘genocide’ now getting his due

Forgotten Rutgers prof who coined ‘genocide’ now getting his due By Seth Augenstein/The Star-Ledger It was the “crime without a name.” But Raphael Lemkin gave it utterance. “Genocide” was the word Lemkin coined in 1944, as Allied troops were just beginning to discover the death camps and mass graves left behind by retreating Nazi forces. […]

Director of Armenian Genocide Museum responds to Erdoghan’s statement

Director of Armenian Genocide Museum responds to Erdoghan’s statement 09:35 24.04.2014 0 Armenian Genocide, Turkey Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum Institute has responded to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statemen.  The text of the statement is provided below: Sayın Başbakan, I am taken by surprise that after 99 years of the Genocide that […]

Remembering the Sumgait Massacre and Gurgen Margaryan

Remembering the Sumgait Massacre and Gurgen Margaryan

Remembering the Sumgait Massacre and Gurgen Margaryan   London’s Armenians observed the 26th anniversary of the Sumgait massacre on Sunday, February 23rd. Simultaneously, we remembered the brutal murder of Gurgen Margaryan – an Armenian General who, while attending a NATO language course in Hungary in 2004, was decapitated in his sleep by ‘fellow classmate’ Ramil […]

Hrant Dink’s friends call for ‘justice’ on 7th year of murder

Hrant Dink’s friends call for ‘justice’ on 7th year of murder

Hrant Dink’s friends call for ‘justice’ on 7th year of murder ISTANBUL The crowd marched to the front of Armenian weekly Agos, where Hrant Dink was murdered in broad daylight by a 17-year-old ultranationalist in 2007. DHA Photo Tens of thousands gathered in Istanbul to mark the seventh anniversary of the killing of Turkish-Armenian journalist […]

Nearly a century after the Armenian genocide, these people are still being slaughtered in Syria

Nearly a century after the Armenian genocide, these people are still being slaughtered in Syria

Nearly a century after the Armenian genocide, these people are still being slaughtered in Syria Robert Fisk Sunday 1 December 2013 And now, almost unmentioned in the media, their holy places are also being desecrated     Just over 30 years ago, I dug the bones and skulls of Armenian genocide victims out of a […]

Suspect ‘does not remember what happened’ in Armenian murder case

Suspect ‘does not remember what happened’ in Armenian murder case   Pınar Öğünç ISTANBUL – Radikal   Hundreds march on Samatya streets to protest assaults against elderly Armenian women. DAILY NEWS photo/Emrah Gürel The only suspect in the murder of Turkish-Armenian woman Maritsa Küçük has denied the allegations against him, saying he does not remember […]

OCCRP names Aliyev “Person of the Year”

OCCRP names Aliyev “Person of the Year”

Ilham Aliyev, the President of Azerbaijan, has won the first ever Organized Crime and Corruption Person of the Year bestowed by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). The award is given for the person who figured prominently in 2012 on stories on crime and corruption in its coverage area. Aliyev was chosen because […]

84-Year-Old Armenian Woman Brutally Murdered in Istanbul (Update)

84-Year-Old Armenian Woman Brutally Murdered in Istanbul (Update)

ISTANBUL, Turkey—On Dec. 29, an 84-year-old Armenian woman was brutally murdered in Istanbul’s Koca Mustafa Pasha neighborhood, Turkish newspapers reported. The woman, identified as Marissa Kuchuk (Küçük), lived alone. She was found dead by her daughter, Zadik Kuchuk, who was visiting her. She was stabbed seven times and her throat was slit. The perpetrator(s) carved […]

Armenia’s North-Eastern Border Terrorized

Armenia’s North-Eastern Border Terrorized

On the evening of Dec. 4, a small group of concerned Armenians assembled at the Holy Trinity Armenian Church hall in Cambridge, Mass., to listen to presentations by Der Dajad Davidian, Eva Medzorian, and others on the escalating violence on Armenia’s north-eastern border with Azerbaijan, primarily in the former Shamshadin region of the Tavoush Marz, […]

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