Guest Post: Addressing the Denial

Most news reports and commentary on the adoption by the French Senate of the Bill criminalizing the denial of the Armenian genocide in Turkey in 1915 seem to miss the main aim the French legislators intended for it to achieve. I will argue in this Article that France’s decision should be seen as a giant step forward in the protection human rights, international law and order, historical and scientific integrity. Continue reading


2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

This blog was viewed about 210,000 times in 2011. In 2011, there were 180 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,232 posts. Continue reading

Denial and Freedom of Speech

Poster calling for Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide of 1915

General Assembly resolution 260 (III) of 9 December 1948 (Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide) states, that (a) Genocide, (b) Conspiracy to commit genocide, (c) Direct and public incitement to commit genocide, (d) Attempt to commit genocide and (e) Complicity in genocide are all acts, which shall be punishable. Continue reading

US, Russia, France back Nagorno-Karabakh peace moves

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, center, and U.S. President Barack Obama clap after a commemoration ceremony at the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy on Friday, July 10, 2009. AP Photo: Michel Euler

HUNTSVILLE, Ontario, June 26 (Reuters) – The United States, France and Russia on Saturday pledged to support Armenia and Azerbaijan as they try to agree basic principles for settling a dispute over Azerbaijan’s breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region.

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Aznavour, French music stars record a soundtrack to aid Haiti

World famous French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour and two dozens of other famous French singers have just finished recording a beautiful song: “Un Geste Pour Haiti Cherie”. It is a song-appeal to encourage people to make donations on behalf of the Caribbean island hit by a disasterous earthquake last week. Continue reading