Second Pan-Armenian Forum of Lawyers Creates Special Committee to Study the Legal Aspects of the Armenian Genocide

The Second Pan-Armenian Forum of Lawyers entitled “Ahead of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide” was held in Yerevan on 5-6 July 2013, at the sessions hall of the RA National Academy of Sciences. The forum was organized by the RA Ministry of Diaspora, in association with the Pan-Armenian Conference of Lawyers established after the First Pan-Armenian Forum of Lawyers.
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Armenian Genocide Reperations – July 2013

  1. Pursue Genocide Recognition and Reparations, criminal and civil claims, separately, in parallel.
    • Genocide is a crime against humanity. Like all criminal acts, condemnation and punishment is the right and duty of the community, here, the community of nations.
    • Reparations are compensation of harm. It is an inalienable right of the injured party, founded on independent factual and legal grounds.
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A. Hovsepyan. Recognition of Armenian genocide shall have a perfect international-legal provision

Republic of Armenia Prosecutor General Aghvan Hovsepyan’s report at the second Pan-Armenian Conference of Lawyers “Ahead of the 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide”.

Respectable participants of the conference,

At first, let me express my satisfaction on the fact that by the initiation of the Ministry of Diaspora lawyers’ representative and very important conference was held ahead of the 100th anniversary of Armenian genocide which, I am sure, can give light to very old legal issues of Armenian genocide and be a serious stimulus for legal research of Armenian genocide and the Armenian issue, in general.
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Confiscation and Colonization: The Young Turk Seizure of Armenian Property

By Ugur Ungor
The Armenian Weekly
April 2011 Magazine

“Leave all your belongings—your furniture, your beddings, your artifacts. Close your shops and businesses with everything inside. Your doors will be sealed with special stamps. On your return, you will get everything you left behind. Do not sell property or any expensive item. Buyers and sellers alike will be liable for legal action. Put your money in a bank in the name of a relative who is out of the country. Make a list of everything you own, including livestock, and give it to the specified official so that all your things can be returned to you later. You have ten days to comply with this ultimatum.”[1]

—Government promulgation hanged in public places in Kayseri,
June 15, 1915.

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International Conference in Yerevan: “The Crime of Genocide: Prevention, Condemnation and Elimination of Consequences”

On December 14-15, 2010, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia in cooperation with the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute organized an international conference titled “The Crime of Genocide: Prevention, Condemnation and Elimination of Consequences”.
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