December 17, 2013
by Taylor Gillan
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that prosecutions for denying that the killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 was a genocide are an attack on freedom of expression. The court calledthe right to openly discuss questions of a sensitive and controversial nature one ...[read more]
July 8, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
French President Francois Hollande announced on Saturday that he plans a new law that would make it a crime to deny the killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 was a genocide. The Coordinating Council of Armenian Organisations of France (CCAF), an advocacy group whose mission is to ...[read more]
March 14, 2012
by Ben Klaber
JURIST Guest Columnist Stan Goldman of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, says federal law already authorizes states to criminally prosecute perpetrators of genocidal crimes, and that Turkish annoyance is not a legitimate basis to invalidate a civil remedy against those responsible for the Armenian ...[read more]
February 24, 2012
by Saheli Chakrabarty
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday that heirs of victims of the Armenian genocide in Turkey cannot sue German insurance companies for failed life insurance payments from German insurance companies. Descendants of the genocide victims residing in California brought the ...[read more]
February 14, 2012
by Jonathan Cohen
JURIST Guest Columnist Vivian Curran of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that the Armenian genocide law must be viewed in the context of French lois mémorielles, the complex history of France and EU law, noting that the French Constitutional Court will have to carefully balance d... ...[read more]
November 8, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday decided to revisit a case to determine whether a California law declaring Armenian genocide in Turkey conflicts with US foreign policy. At issue is California Civil Procedure Code § 354.4, which recognizes the World War I-era killings of... ...[read more]
October 17, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On October 17, 2006, the Grand National Assembly of Turkey passed a resolution condemning a French bill that would have criminalized any denial that WWI-era mass killings of Armenians in Turkey was genocide. The proposed bill would have punished French Armenian genocide denial with one year in ...[read more]
August 11, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On August 11, 2010, the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit dismissed a lawsuit challenging the exclusion of materials questioning the Armenian genocide from a school curriculum. The lawsuit was filed in 2005 by the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) after the Massachusetts ...[read more]
March 11, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On March 11, 2010, the Swedish Parliament voted 131-130 to approve a resolution that recognizes the Ottoman Empire's killing of Armenians between 1915 and 1923 as genocide. The Turkish government condemned the resolution, recalling its ambassador to Sweden. The vote came only a week after the US ...[read more]
December 12, 2010
by Zach Zagger
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday reversed its prior decision and allowed a suit by the heirs of victims of the Armenian genocide to proceed. The court decided 2-1 to withdraw its August ruling, which found California Civil Procedure Code § 354.4 unconstitutional because... ...[read more]

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