French politicians to seize constitutional court over Armenian genocide bill


A number of politicians on Tuesday formally requested France’s Constitutional Council to examine the planned law which would punish anyone who denies that the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks was genocide.

Two separate groups, including Senators and members of the French lower house of parliament, say they have gathered more than the minimum 60 signatures necessary to ask the council to test the law’s constitutionality.

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3 replies

  1. Interesting development.

    What ‘touched me’ was one News item where a supporter of the Turkish view said that the ‘lawmakers’ that launched this law visited Armenia but did not visit Turkey. It seems to me that for such an important step the views from both sides should have been examined very carefully.

  2. The word genocide evokes a lot of emotion. One expect the French authorities to be fair to all sides before arriving at this bus stop having regard to the time the incident took place.

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