September 10, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The Parliament of Greece on Tuesday ratified a bill that criminalizes the denial of the Armenian genocide. The revised bill is titled "Fight Against Xenophobia," and it was adopted by a vote of 54-42, with 3 parliament members abstaining from the vote. With Thursday's vote, Greece joined ...[read more]
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]
October 30, 2012
by Sarah Posner
A Rwandan court on Tuesday convicted opposition leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza of treason and genocide denial, sentencing her to eight years in prison. Ingabire was acquitted on charges of terrorism and promoting ethnic division and a genocide ideology, while the judges found her guilty of ...[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]
February 28, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The Constitutional Council of the French Republic on Tuesday ruled that a French law making it a crime to deny that Armenians suffered a genocide by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 is unconstitutional. Ultimately, the Council found that the law's provisions allowing the imposition of a ?45,000 fine... ...[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]
January 31, 2012
by Max Slater
A French genocide denial ban passed last week stalled on Tuesday after two groups of French politicians challenged the law's constitutionality. The opposition groups, which include members in both the Senate and the National Assembly, gathered the necessary signatures to require the Constitutional ...[read more]
January 24, 2012
by Andrea Bottorff
The French Senate on Monday passed a bill that outlaws denial of genocide crimes, including the World War I-era killings of more than one million Armenians by Turkish soldiers. The Senate voted 126-86 in favor of the bill, despite a Senate committee rejecting the bill last week and raising ...[read more]
January 19, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
A committee of the French Senate voted on Wednesday to oppose a law that would outlaw genocide denial, including the World War I-era killings of more than one million Armenians by Turkish soldiers. The proposed law, which was approved by the French National Assembly in December, sparked animosity... ...[read more]
December 22, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The French National Assembly approved a draft law Thursday that would outlaw genocide denial, including the World War I-era killings of more than one million Armenians by Turkish soldiers. The measure would ban genocide denial generally, but it has sparked a diplomatic row with Turkey, which does ...[read more]

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