Recognition of the Armenian Genocide

The fact of the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman government has been documented, recognized, and affirmed in the form of media and eyewitness reports, laws, resolutions, and statements by many historians, states and international organizations. The complete catalogue of all documents categorizing the 1915 wholesale massacre of the Armenian population in Ottoman Empire as a premeditated and thoroughly executed act of genocide, is extensive.

• 126 HOLOCAUST SCHOLARS

affirm the incontestable fact of the armenian genocide and urge western democrates to officially recognize it.
(Source) (View New York Times article)

• 150 DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARS & WRITERS

commemorate the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and condemn the Turkish government’s denial of this crime against humanity.
(Source)

• TURKISH HISTORIANS RECOGNIZING THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE:

Halil Berktay • Taner Akçam • Murat Belge • Ahmet Insel • Bulent Peker • Salim Deringil • Ercin Kursat Ahler • Ali Ertem • Murat Peker • Fatma Muge Gocek • Engin Akarli • Koray Caliskan • Dilek Kurban • Yunus Tuncel • Ugur Ümit Üngör

• OVER 30.000 TURKS APOLOGIZE:

My conscience does not accept the insensitivity showed to and the denial of the Great Catastrophe that the Ottoman Armenians were subjected to in 1915. I reject this injustice and for my share, I empathize with the feelings and pain of my Armenian brothers and sisters. I apologize to them.
(Source)

Recognition vs. Denial (English) – Fullscreen

Anerkennung vs. Leugnung (Deutsch) – Fullscreen

Brief list of those states which have acknowledged the Armenian Genocide:

• Town council of Cerchiara di Calabria, Italy – 2011
• Brazil, Campinas (Sao Paolo), Resolution – December 16, 2011
• Sweden_Parliament_Resolution – March 11, 2010
• U.S._House Committee_Resolution – March 4, 2010
• U.S._House Committee_Resolution – October 10, 2007
• Chile, Senate, Resolution – Jule 07, 2007
• Argentina, Law, January 11, 2007
• Argentina, Senate, Special Statement – April 19, 2006
• Lithuania, Assembly, Resolution – December 15, 2005
• European Parliament, Resolution – September 28, 2005
• Venezuela, National Assembly, Resolution – July 14, 2005
• Germany, Parliament, Resolution – June 15, 2005
• Argentina, Senate, Resolution – April 20, 2005
• Poland, Parliament, Resolution – April 19, 2005
• Netherlands, Parliament, Resolution – December 21, 2004
• Slovakia, National Assembly, Resolution – November 30, 2004
• Canada, House of Commons, Resolution – April 21, 2004
• Argentina, Senate, Declaration – March 31, 2004
• Uruguay, Law – March 26, 2004
• Argentina, Draft Law – March 18, 2004
• Switzerland (Helvetic Confederation), National Council, Resolution – December 16, 2003
• Argentina, Senate, Resolution – August 20, 2003
• Canada, Senate, Resolution – June 13, 2002
• European, Parliament, Resolution – February 28, 2002
• Common Declaration of His Holiness John Paul II and His Holiness Karekin
II at Holy Etchmiadzin, Republic of Armenia – September 27, 2001
• Prayer of John Paul II, Memorial of Tzitzernagaberd – September 26, 2001
• France, Law – January 29, 2001
• Italy, Chamber of Deputies, Resolution – November 16, 2000
• European Parliament, Resolution – November 15, 2000
• France, Senate, Draft Law – November 7, 2000
• Lebanon, Parliament, Resolution – May 11, 2000
• Sweden, Parliament, Report – March 29, 2000
• France, National Assembly, Draft Law – May 28, 1998
• Belgium, Senate, Resolution – March 26, 1998
• Lebanon, Chamber of Deputies, Resolution – April 3, 1997
• U.S., House of Representatives, Resolution 3540 – June 11, 1996
• Greece (Hellenic Republic), Parliament, Resolution – April 25, 1996
• Canada, House of Commons, Resolution – April 23, 1996
• Russia, Duma, Resolution – April 14, 1995
• Argentina, Senate, Resolution – May 5, 1993
• European Parliament, Resolution – June 18, 1987
• U.S., House of Representatives, Joint Resolution 247 – September 12, 1984
• Cyprus, House of Representatives, Resolution – April 29, 1982
• U.S., House of Representatives, Joint Resolution 148 – April 9, 1975
• Uruguay, Senate and House of Representatives,Resolution – April 20, 1965
• U.S., Senate, Resolution 359 – May 11, 1920
• U.S., Congress, An Act to Incorporate Near East Relief – August 6, 1919
• U.S., Senate, Concurrent Resolution 12 – February 9, 1916
• France, Great Britain, and Russia, Joint Declaration – May 24, 1915
(Read and download the original resolutions)

 

Brief list of those organizations which have acknowledged the Armenian Genocide:

• Mercosur Parliament, Resolution – November, 2007
• Anti-Defamation League (ADL) – August, 2007
• The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity – April 9, 2007
• Human Rights Association of Turkey, Istanbul Branch – April 24, 2006
• International Center for Transitional Justice Report Prepared for TARC – February 10, 2003
• European Alliance of YMCAs – July 20, 2002
• Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly, Declaration – April 24, 2001
• Le Ligue des Droits de l’Homme – May 16, 1998
• Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly, Declaration – April 24, 1998
• The Association of Genocide Scholars – June 13, 1997
• Parlamenta Kurdistane Li Derveyi Welat – April 24, 1996
• Union of American Hebrew Congregations – November 7, 1989
• Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal, Verdict of the Tribunal – April 16, 1984
• World Council of Churches – August 10, 1983
• UN Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities – July 2, 1985
• UN War Crimes Commission Report – May 28, 1948
• UN General Assembly Resolution – December 9, 1948
(Read and download the original resolutions)

 

The official transcript of the verdict of the court martial conducted by the Ottoman Turkish government in 1919 against the perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide. It was first published in the Official Gazette (Takvim-i-Vekayi), No. 3604.

“Prime Minister Talat Pasha and Minister of War Enver Effendi, now expelled from his military career; Djemal Effendi, Minister of the Navy, likewise expelled from the service; Dr. Nazim, Minister of Education-these were the principal criminals (fayili asli) and their guilt has been determined by a unanimous vote.

In accordance therefore with the abovementioned paragraphs in the law code, Talat, Enver, Djemal and Dr. Nazim are sentenced to death.”

July 5, 1919 (1335); Military Court: NAZIM; Head of the Secretariat empowered to Record the Minutes of this Military Tribunal: Abidin Daver; Official organ: No. 3604. Published in the Official Gazette of Turkey (Takvimi Vekayi), no. 3604 (supplement), July 22, 1919

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