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Recognition

The fact of the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman government has been documented, recognized, and affirmed in the form of media and eyewitness reports, laws, resolutions, and statements by many states and international organizations. The complete catalogue of all documents categorizing the 1915-23 widespread massacre of the Armenian population in Ottoman Empire as a premeditated and thoroughly executed act of Genocide, is extensive.

Below is a brief list of those states and organizations, provincial governments and town councils which have acknowledged the Armenian Genocide

Parliamentary Resolutions, Laws and Declarations

  • Grand Duchy of Luxembourg: Resolution of the Parliament - May 6, 2015
  • Russian Federation: Statement of State Duma on the Armenian Genocide Centennial - April 24, 2015
  • Federal Republic of Germany: Statement by the President Joachim Gauck - April 23, 2015
  • Statement of the ‪‎Austrian‬ Parliament on the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide perpetrated in the Ottoman Empire - 22 April, 2015
  • European Parliament Resolution dedicated to the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide - 15 April, 2015
  • Czech Republic, Resolution of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Chamber of Deputies of Parliament on the occasion of the Armenian Genocide Centenary - April 14 2015
  • Chile: Resolution of the Chamber of Deputies - April 14, 2015
  • Bolivia's Senate and the Chamber of Deputies Resolution - November 27, 2014
  • Sweden Riksdag Resolution - March 11, 2010
  • MERCOSUR, Joint Parliamentary Committee Resolution, Nov 19, 2007
  • U.S. House Committee Resolution - October 10, 2007
  • Chile, Senate, Resolution - Jule 07, 2007
  • Argentina, Law, January 15, 2007
  • Argentina, Senate, Special Statement - April 19, 2006
  • Lithuania, Assembly, Resolution - December 15, 2005
  • European Parliament, Resolution - September 28, 2005
  • Venezuela, National Assembly, Resolution - July 14, 2005
  • Germany, Parliament, Resolution - June 15, 2005
  • Argentina, Senate, Resolution - April 20, 2005
  • Poland, Parliament, Resolution - April 19, 2005
  • Netherlands, Parliament, Resolution - December 21, 2004
  • Slovakia, National Assembly, Resolution - November 30, 2004
  • Canada, House of Commons, Resolution - April 21, 2004
  • Argentina, Senate, Declaration - March 31, 2004
  • Uruguay, Law - March 26, 2004
  • Argentina, Draft Law - March 18, 2004
  • Switzerland (Helvetic Confederation), National Council, Resolution - December 16, 2003
  • Argentina, Senate, Resolution - August 20, 2003
  • Canada, Senate, Resolution - June 13, 2002
  • European, Parliament, Resolution - February 28, 2002
  • Common Declaration of His Holiness John Paul II and His Holiness Karekin II at Holy Etchmiadzin, Republic of Armenia - September 27, 2001
  • Prayer of John Paul II, Memorial of Tzitzernagaberd - September 26, 2001
  • France, Law - January 29, 2001
  • Italy, Chamber of Deputies, Resolution - November 16, 2000
  • European Parliament, Resolution - November 15, 2000
  • France, Senate, Draft Law - November 7, 2000
  • Lebanon, Parliament, Resolution - May 11, 2000
  • Sweden, Parliament, Report - March 29, 2000
  • France, National Assembly, Draft Law - May 28, 1998
  • Belgium, Senate, Resolution - March 26, 1998
  • Lebanon, Chamber of Deputies, Resolution - April 3, 1997
  • U.S., House of Representatives, Resolution 3540 - June 11, 1996
  • Greece (Hellenic Republic), Parliament, Resolution - April 25, 1996
  • Canada, House of Commons, Resolution - April 23, 1996
  • Russia, Duma, Resolution - April 14, 1995
  • Argentina, Senate, Resolution - May 5, 1993
  • European Parliament, Resolution - June 18, 1987
  • U.S., House of Representatives, Joint Resolution 247 - September 12, 1984
  • Cyprus, House of Representatives, Resolution - April 29, 1982
  • U.S., House of Representatives, Joint Resolution 148 - April 9, 1975
  • Uruguay, Senate and House of Representatives, Resolution - April 20, 1965
  • U.S., Senate, Resolution 359 - May 11, 1920
  • U.S., Congress, An Act to Incorporate Near East Relief - August 6, 1919
  • U.S., Senate, Concurrent Resolution 12 - February 9, 1916
  • France, Great Britain, and Russia, Joint Declaration - May 24, 1915

 

International Organizations

  • International Organization of La Francophonie, Statement of Secretary-General - April 24 2015
  • The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity - April 9, 2007
  • Human Rights Association of Turkey, Istanbul Branch - April 24, 2006
  • International Center for Transitional Justice Report Prepared for TARC - February 10, 2003
  • European Alliance of YMCAs - July 20, 2002
  • Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly, Declaration - April 24, 2001
  • Le Ligue des Droits de l'Homme - May 16, 1998
  • Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly, Declaration - April 24, 1998
  • The Association of Genocide Scholars - June 13, 1997
  • Parlamenta Kurdistane Li Derveyi Welat - April 24, 1996
  • Union of American Hebrew Congregations - November 7, 1989
  • Permanent Peoples' Tribunal, Verdict of the Tribunal - April 16, 1984
  • World Council of Churches - August 10, 1983
  • UN Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities - July 2, 1985
  • UN War Crimes Commission Report - May 28, 1948
  • UN General Assembly Resolution - December 9, 1948

 

Provincial legislative bodies, governments, town councils

US states

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • South Dakota
  • Hawaii

Australia

  • Province of New South Wales

Argentina

  • Province of Cordoba
  • Province of Buenos Aires

Canada

  • British Columbia
  • Ontario (including the City of Toronto)
  • Quebec (including the City of Montreal)

Switzerland

  • Geneva Canton
  • Vaud Canton

Great Britain

  • Wales

Italy 

  • Comune Di Bertiolol
  • Comune Di Udine
  • Commune di Sesto San Giovanni
  • Il Consigilo Comunale di Salgareda
  • Comune di Belluno
  • Comunale di Roma
  • Comune di Massa Lombarda
  • Comunita' Montana Feltrina
  • Comune di Genova
  • Comune di Thiene
  • Comune di Castelsilano
  • Comune di Firenze
  • Comune di Ravenna
  • Comune di Feltre
  • Comunale di Venezia
  • Comune di Imola
  • Comune di Faenza
  • Comune di Parma
  • Comune di Solarolo
  • Comune di Villafranca Padovana
  • Comune di Milano
  • Comune di Ponte di Piave
  • Comune di Conselice
  • Comune di Lugo
  • Comune di S. Stino Livenza
  • Comune di Cotignola
  • Citta di Asiago
  • Comune di S. Agata Sul Santerno
  • Comune di Monterforte D'Alpone
  • Comune Di Padova
  • Comune di Montorso Vicentino
  • Comune di Fusignano
  • Comune di Bagnacavallo
  • Comune di Russi
  • Comune di Sanguinetto
  • Comune di Camponogara

Regione Toscana - Consiglio regionale della Toscana

Spain

  • Chartered Community of Navarre, Parliament Resolution - June 23, 2014
  • Catalonia
  • Basque Country
  • Balearic Islands
  • Mislata
  • Burjassot
  • Betera
  • Pinto
  • Xirivella
  • San Sebastián
  • Santa Margarida i els Monjos

Belgium

  • Flemish Parliament Resolution

Austria

  • Vienna

 

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