“Armenian Genocide: Recognition and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, Legal and Political Aspects” Conference held in the European Parliament

 (L-R) Cem Sofuoglu, Ove Bring, Dogan Ozguden, Hagop Der Khatchadourian, Guillaume Perrier

(L-R) Cem Sofuoglu, Ove Bring, Dogan Ozguden, Hagop Der Khatchadourian, Guillaume Perrier

Brussels, 31 May, 2016.- The European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) organized a conference titled “Armenian Genocide: Recognition and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, Legal and Political Aspects” in the European Parliament, in Brussels; the conference was hosted by member of the European Parliament, Dr. Charles Tannock (UK, ECR).

Invited panelists to this conference were Cem Sofuoglu, Turkish human rights lawyer and local counsel, leading the lawsuit of the Catholicosate of Cilicia against the Turkish government, which seeks the return of the historic seat of the Catholicosate, located in Sis (currently Kozan), Dr. Ove Bring, Professor Emeritus of International Law, Stockholm University and the Swedish Defence University, Mr. Dogan Ozguden, Turkish journalist and publisher and Mr. Guillaume Perrier, French journalist and author, who was the correspondent of “Le Monde” in Istanbul, in the years 2004 – 2014. The moderator was Mr. Hagop Der Khatchadourian, Chairman of the Armenian National Committee-International.
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Manoyan Visits South America, Discusses Genocide Reparations

Giro Manoyan (C), Khatchik DerGhouhassian (R)
Giro Manoyan (C), Khatchik DerGhouhassian (R)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Prensa Armenia)—Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau member Giro Manoyan visited Uruguay and Argentina last week and held a series of meetings with various political actors that focused on Armenian Genocide reparations.
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Armenian Genocide Reparations Issue at the Twelfth Conference of the IAGS

Armenia - President Serzh Sargsyan addresses the conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, Yerevan, 8 July 2015.
Armenia – President Serzh Sargsyan addresses a conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, Yerevan, 8Jul2015.


The Twelfth Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars
took place in Yerevan between July 8 and 12, 2015. The theme of our Twelfth Conference was entitled Comparative Analysis of 20th Century Genocides. On July 12, one concurrent session discussed the “Armenian Genocide Reparations Issue.” Edita Gzoyan, Henry Theriault and Tamar Ankeshian presented papers. These are their papers’ abstracts:

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Professor: Reparations Are a Human Rights Issue

By Kimberly Brothers-Caisse
Worcester State University

Armenian Genocide Memorial ComplexThe Armenian Genocide memorial complex on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd in Yerevan, Armenia.
Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex
The Armenian Genocide memorial complex on the hill of Tsitsernakaberd in Yerevan, Armenia.

After 100 years of denial, Philosophy Professor Henry Theriault hopes the release of the Armenian Genocide Reparations Study Group’s final report marks a turning point for Turkey to finally take responsibility for the atrocity.

This is the first time a comprehensive report on the Armenian Genocide has been published with detailed reparations and parallels to other human-rights struggles, notes Theriault, the chair of the expert panel convened in 2007 for the project, which was funded initially by a grant from the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun. The report was a response to advocates asking scholars to “make concrete proposals based on academic points” for policy makers.

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Armenian Groups Are Increasingly Focused on Reparations for Genocide

By RICK GLADSTONE
The New York Times

Behind the Turkish government’s denials of the century-old Armenian genocide lurks the possibility that survivors and their descendants could be deemed legally entitled someday to financial reparations, perhaps worth tens of billions of dollars or more.

The Turkish authorities take the position that there is nothing that needs to be repaid. Moreover, no judicial mechanism exists in which claims of such magnitude, from events 100 years ago, could be litigated. But Armenian activists have nonetheless increasingly focused on the issue of compensation in recent years.

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Henry Theriault: Reparations are not only justified but essential

Henry Theriault is a professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Worcester State University in the United States. Over 1999-2007, he coordinated the University’s Center for the Study of Human Rights. His research focuses on reparations, victim-perpetrator relations, genocide denial, genocide prevention, and mass violence against women and girls.

Since 2007, he has chaired the Armenian Genocide Reparations Study Group and is the lead author of its March 2015 final report, Resolution with Justice. This week Henry Theriault is visiting Armenia to take part in the Against the Crime of Genocide Global Forum due to be held in Yerevan on April 22-23.

In his exclusive interview to Mediamax, he talked about the recent report on the Armenian Genocide reparations.

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Henry Theriault: Armenia is suffering from legacy of Genocide; Armenia’s long-term security and viability depend on reparations

Nvard Chalikyan from Panorama.am has spoken with Professor Henry C. Theriault – Chair of the Philosophy Department at Worcester State University and Chair of the Armenian Genocide Reparations Study Group (AGRSG) about the recently published report of the Group titled Resolution with Justice: Reparations for the Armenian Genocide (Armenian and English versions of the full report are available here).

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Հրապարակվեց Հայոց ցեղասպանության հատուցումների ուսումնասիրման խմբի վերջնական զեկույցի հայերենը տարբերակը

Cover-HY-cropped

ԱՐԴԱՐԱՑԻ ԼՈՒԾՈՒՄ — ՀԱՅՈՑ ՑԵՂԱՍՊԱՆՈՒԹՅԱՆ ՀԱՏՈՒՑՈՒՄՆԵՐԸ

Երևան, 2015թ. ապրիլի 13 – Այսօր հրապարակվել է Հայոց ցեղասպանության հատուցումների ուսումնասիրման խմբի (ՀՑՀՈւԽ) վերջնական եւ ամբողջական զեկույցի հայերեն տարբերակը՝ «Արդարացի լուծում – Հայոց ցեղասպանության հատուցումները»։ Զեկույցում ներկայացված է 1915-1923թթ. Հայոց ցեղասպանության հատուցումների հարցի իրավական, պատմական, քաղաքական և բարոյական կողմերին առնչվող աննախադեպ համապարփակ վերլուծությունը: Զեկույցում ներառված են նաև հատուցումների լիակատար փաթեթի բաղադրիչների վերաբերյալ կոնկրետ առաջարկություններ:
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Armenian Genocide Reparations Study Group Publishes Final Report

YEREVAN (A.W./Asbarez) – The Armenian Genocide Reparations Study Group on Monday issued its final report, entitled “Resolution with Justice—Reparations for the Armenian Genocide,” offering an unprecedented comprehensive analysis of the legal, historical, political, and ethical dimensions of the question of reparations for the Armenian Genocide.

In September 2014, the group completed the report, and released the introduction. With the announcement on Monday, the AGRSG is making the entire report available for download, free of charge.

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