Belgian Parliament refuses to recognise "Armenian Genocide" as Crime

  26 April 2019    Read: 1604
  Belgian Parliament refuses to recognise "Armenian Genocide" as Crime

The Belgian parliament’s legal department refused on Thursday to recognise the genocide of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as an offence, the legislature’s press service told Sputnik.

Belgium recognised mass deaths of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire during World War I as genocide in 2015.

“The amendment [that would recognise the denial of the genocide of Armenians as a crime] has been rejected,” the press service said.

According to the press service, genocide as a crime against humanity requires broad international recognition, while the genocide of Armenians is recognised by only 23 states.


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