US Congressional Committee Approves Armenian Genocide Resolution

October 10, 2007

Posted in: Law Blog, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, Public International Law

Well this is about time and a welcomed measure. It’s my sense that claims this will “damage relations” with Turkey and Iraq are overblown, but I suppose time will tell.

The House of Representatives foreign affairs committee has approved a non-binding resolution calling the massacre of Armenians nearly a century ago a genocide. The vote was 27 to 21. VOA’s Dan Robinson reports from Capitol Hill, President Bush and senior officials in his administration strongly oppose the measure, saying it will damage relations with Turkey and set back U.S. efforts in Iraq and elsewhere in the region.”

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