Sunday, July 3, 2016

France's new decision : French Parliament Unanimously Approves Criminalizing Genocide Denial

After the recognition of the Genocide of the Armenians and of various other Christian nations by Germany, Turkey with its regime was put in an awkward position.

The new French decision however is criminalizing the mere questioning of the Armenian Genocide and other Crimes against Humanity recognized by France.

A significant and strategic change has occurred in comparison to France's older decision.

  • Because we knew that after the decision of the French Parliament and the French Senate, came the Wise Men Committee to overturn the decision as unconstitutional, due to the presence of the criminal court
Whereas now the intervention of this institution is not applicable.

We see therefore that even Justice is learning from its past mistakes.
Even the the most incompetent can perceive how important strategy is inregards to these decisions, because diplomacy has no place in matters related to genocide and to crimes against Humanity, since there is no diplomatic manner to address the genocidor, and the same is applicable to the genocidor of memory.
When you are fighting therefore for the recognition of genocides, you shouldn't rely on diplomacy, but on the history and strategy,in order to observe the past and the future without standing still and enclaved within the present, merely assuming that all data is just granted and that nothing can be changed thereon.

Because when there is a will, there comes a change, and when there is strategy then that is a phase change.
   N. Lygeros - OPUS
 Translated from the Greek by Athena Kehagias
  • French members of parliament voted unanimously Friday to criminalize the denial of all crimes against humanity, including the denial of the Armenian Genocide, reported Agence France Presse.

The amendment, passed on the first reading, sets out penalties of up to a year in prison and a 45,000-euro ($50,000) fine for those who fail to observe it.

Last month, the German parliament voted to recognize the Armenian Genocide, while last week while visiting Armenia, Pope France, reiterated the Vatican’s recognition of the Armenian Genocide.

  • The French amendment, which must now go to the upper house Senate for approval, was a promise by President Francois Hollande during his 2012 electoral campaign.
  • An earlier law against Armenian Genocide denial was struck down by the country’s constitutional court for obstructing freedom of speech.

The new legal project covers all events which French law deems to be genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes or slavery. Currently, French law only bans Holocaust denial.

“This text will punish the challenge or the trivialization of all crimes against humanity and war crimes,” said Ericka Bareigts, the junior minister in charge of equality was quoted as saying by the AFP. She said that included the Armenian Genocide.

“This is one of the greatest days of my political career,” enthused Henri Jibrayel, a member of parliament whose ancestors were Genocide survivors.

The new law’s backers hope to see it enter into force before the end of the year.

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