26 July 2013, 11:40
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Truth and Justice Act

A bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives introduced the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Act. The new measure calls for the U.S. President to build upon the individual states’ recognition of the Armenian Genocide. The measure will work toward the improvement of Armenian-Turkish relations, which are based upon Turkey’s full acknowledgement of the facts and ongoing consequences of the Armenian Genocide and a fair, just and comprehensive international resolution of this crime. The Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Act, introduced by Representatives Michael Grimm (R-NY), Adam Schiff (D-CA), David Valadao (R-CA) and Frank Pallone (D-NJ), reflects and reinforces previous U.S. affirmations of the Armenian Genocide as a crime of genocide. The Act cites the U.S. Government’s May 28, 1951 written statement to the International Court of Justice regarding the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and President Ronald Reagan’s April 22, 1981 Proclamation and Congressional adoption of Armenian Genocide legislation in 1975 and 1984.

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