The Andean Parliament recognizes the Armenian Genocide

1The Andean Parliament, control body of the Andean Community, formed by Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia, adopted unanimously a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide, in a session held in Montevideo, Uruguay, last Saturday 17 September.

The project was presented by Pedro De la Cruz, a member of the body representing Ecuador.

“On 24 April 2016, was the commemoration of 101 aniversary of the genocide of the Armenian people, perpetrated between 1915-1923, when the authorities of the Ottoman Empire carried out a program of arrest and deportation and later killing of civilians in the territories of Western Armenia and Anatolia; with the tragic result of more than 1,5 million people killed”, highlights the text, and resolves:

2ARTICLE ONE: Condemn international crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and crimes of aggression committed against different peoples and communities.

ARTICLE TWO: Recognize the Armenian genocide perpetrated by the authorities of the Ottoman Empire between 1915 – 1923 and express solidarity with the Armenian people and their descendants, who make up the Armenian communities in the world. Therefore condemn any denial policy regarding the Armenian genocide and crimes against humanity suffered by the Armenian nation.

ARTICLE THREE: Urge the international community to move forward in implementing the principle adopted in the framework of the United Nations entitled “Responsibility to Protect”, with which seeks to protect citizens against genocide, crimes against humanity and all kinds of serious violation of human rights and adopt measures to prevent the different communities, peoples and nations, the suffering as a result of the atrocities of violence.

Also, ask the International Community to recognize the genocide of the Armenian people as a historical fact, and support the search for truth and justice as a form of rejection of such acts that shame humanity.

The resolution is signed by the president of the nbdy, Edith Mendoza Fernández, and the Jeneral Secretary, Eduardo Mazon Chiliquinga.