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US Senate unanimously passes resolution formally recognizing Armenian Genocide
The US Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Thursday formally recognizing the Armenian Genocide carried out by Ottoman forces between 1915 and 1923. The Senate resolution follows the passing of an identical resolution in the US House of Repr (More)
US House votes to recognize Armenian genocide and to impose sanctions on Turkey
The US House of Representatives voted in favor of two measures on Tuesday that admonish Turkey for its recent military incursion into northern Syria: a resolution that recognizes the Ottoman Empire's genocide of Armenians and a bill that authorizes v (More)
The Yazidi Massacre Five Years On-The Shadow of an Atrocity
This past Saturday was the Fifth Anniversary of the latest Yazidi genocide perpetrated largely by ISIS, as other actors in the region looked the other way. Today Yazidis in the region remain in limbo. As Nadia Murad, Nobel Peace Laureate, stated (More)
Attack Against the Argentine Embassy in Chile: A Violation of International Law
JURIST Guest Columnist Ricardo Arredondo of the University of Buenos Aires School of Law discusses the aftermath of recent violence against Argentine diplomatic facilities in Chile... On the night of October 23, both the residence of the Argentine E (More)
The Fist in a Velvet Glove: Hardened Humanitarianism
JURIST Guest Columnist David M. Crane, Syracuse University College of Law, discusses the necessity of use of force in the Syrian conflict... The cornerstone to the UN paradigm is to settle disputes peacefully, using force only as a last resort. Yet (More)
Germany recognizes mass killings of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey as genocide
The German Parliament approved a resolution Thursday recognizing the mass killings of ethnic Armenians by Turks during the Ottoman Empire a century ago as genocide, prompting an angry backlash and the immediate recall of the Turkish ambassador. The (More)
Azerbaijan announces ceasefire with Armenia over disputed land
Azerbaijan on Sunday announced a "unilateral ceasefire" to the fighting with Armenian forces over the disputed area of Nagorno-Karabakh. The announcement comes a day after UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for an immediate end to the fightin (More)
Europe rights court rules against prosecution of Turkish politician for denying Armenian genocide
The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled [judgment; press release, PDF] Thursday that Switzerland was wrong to prosecute former Turkish politician Doğu Perinçek for denying that the mass killings of Armenians under the O (More)
Germany parliament calls killings of Armenians 'genocide'
The German Parliament on Friday approved a resolution declaring the killing of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces during World War I a "genocide." The resolution's approval, which coincides with the centenary of the start of the (More)
European Parliament calls killings of Armenians 'genocide'
The European Parliament approved a resolution on Wednesday calling the massacre of Armenians during World War I a "genocide," while urging Armenia and Turkey to reconcile their diplomatic relations. The resolution comes days after Pope Francis ins (More)
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