In Geneva His Holiness Catholicos Aram I Meets With The Legal Team

sis1-1 — In continuation of the landmark case for the return of the historical Seat of the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia at the Monastery of St. Sophia in Kozan, Turkey, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I held a meeting with his legal team in Geneva on Saturday, March 5th, to discuss progress of the case filed before the Constitutional Court of Turkey on April 27th, 2015. Continue reading →

Restitution process may be pushed irrespective of the Genocide recognition. Raffi Kalfayan

The forth session of the “Armenians after the Genocide Centennial Anniversary” three-day research symposium was held in German city of Duisburg organized by Assembly of Armenians in Europe. As the organization informs in a statement the session was titled “Genocide and the Armenian Claims; clarification the term from the political and legal perspective.”

Co-chairman of the Armenian Bar Association of France, lawyer Mrs. Verzhini Tyushe spoke on the topic of “Armenian cause in the International Law.”
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Genocide experts discuss in Yerevan shift from recognition (of Armenian genocide) to reparation

YEREVAN — An international conference entitled “The Armenian Genocide-100: From Recognition to Reparation” opened at the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia today.

The conference participants will discuss the Armenian Genocide, including its history, theory, memory, and geopolitics; legal, political and socio-political problems of reparations and elimination of the genocide’s consequences; reflection of the Armenian Genocide in literature and the arts; and cultural genocide.

The conference has been organized by the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia and Yerevan State University. It has brought together over 100 participants from Armenia, Germany, the U.S., Austria, Russia, Australia, Ukraine, Canada, Poland, and Hungary.
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Genocide 100: Legal package of consequences elimination demands submitted to president

Gagik-HarutyunyanDuring the sixth session of the State Commission on the Coordination of Events for the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on Saturday, Chairman of Armenia’s Constitutional Court Gagik Harutyunyan submitted to the Armenian president a package of legal demands for the elimination of consequences of the Armenian Genocide.
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Association of European Socialist Youth Organizations Calls for Armenian Genocide Reparations


RIGA, Latvia (Rupen Janbazian / ARMENIAN WEEKLY)—On May 30, Young European Socialists (YES) adopted a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide, condemning Turkey’s denial of the crime, and calling on Turkey to begin a process of reparations for the genocide.

The motion was introduced by representatives of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) and France’s Young Socialists Movement (MJS) at the YES bureau meeting, which took place May 29-30 in Riga. The meeting was attended by representatives of all full-member organizations, including Aren Kerteshian (France) on behalf of the AYF.

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Armenian Church Leader Speaks on Suit to Reclaim Seized Property

The New York Times

A lawsuit in Turkey filed by the Armenian Church to recover its ancient headquarters, seized a century ago during the Armenian genocide, is the “first legal step” of a goal to reclaim all Armenian property seized by the Turks, a worldwide leader of the church said Monday.

The leader, Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia, also said that if the Turkish legal authorities rejected the lawsuit, it would “deepen the divide” between Turkey and the 10-million-member Armenian diaspora.

Aram I spoke in an interview at The New York Times while on a visit to diaspora communities in the Northeast after having participated in genocide centennial events in Washington.

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