April 24, 2012 | 23:35
YEREVAN. – British famous human rights protector Geoffrey Robertson believes that “the Genocide recognition process should be brought to an end.”
He published in 2009 his legal notes ‘Was there an Armenian Genocide?’ book, Radio Liberty reports.
He stated on Monday that the Genocide recognition process is one of the long lasted ones in the world history and he demands the world to bring it to an end. “The historians have completed their mission, now it is the time for judges, who will demand proper punishment for guilt and compensation for the Genocide victims. It is no longer a subject of historians but judges,” he concluded.The world commemorates on April 24 the 97th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the first genocide of the 20th century.Commemoration actions are held in all states, people remember this monstrous crime against humanity as over one and a half million innocent Armenians were massacred in the Ottoman Empire, while hundreds of thousands were tortured and deported.
The fact of the Armenian Genocide is recognized by many states. It was first recognized in 1965 by Uruguay. In general, the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey has already been recognized by Russia, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Switzerland, Sweden, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Canada, Venezuela, Argentina, and 42 U.S. states.
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