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 city councils which have acknowledged the Armenian Genocide

Parliamentary Resolutions, Laws and Declarations

  • Resolution by the People's Council of the Syrian Arab Republic on recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire - February 13, 2020
  • Unanimous resolution of the U.S. Senate recognizing and condemning Armenian Genocide -December 12, 2019
  • Resolution of the U.S. House of Representatives approving U.S. position on Armenian Genocide -October 30, 2019
  • Position of the Assembly of the Republic (the Parliament of Portugal) on its position on the Armenian Genocide -April 26, 2019
  • Initiative of the chamber of deputies of Italy encouraging the government of Italy to recognize Armenian Genocide - April 10,2019
  • Decree of the President of France Emmanuel Macron recognizing April 24 as a National Memorial Day of Armenian Genocide -April 10, 2019
  • Resolution of the Chamber of Deputies of the parliament of Czech Republic condemning and recognizing Armenian Genocide and other crimes against humanity -April 26, 2017
  • The Senate of France confirmation of the bill criminalizing the negation of Armenian Genocide -October 14, 2016
  • Resolution of the Knesset Committee on education, culture and sport of the State of Israel - August 1, 2016
  • Resolution of the Bundestag of the Federal Republic of Germany - June 2, 2016
  • Resolution of the Senate of the Republic of Paraguay - October 29, 2015
  • Resolution of the House of Representatives of the Kingdom of Belgium - July 24, 2015
  • Resolution of the Federal Senate of the Federal Republic of Brazil - May 29, 2015
  • Resolution of the Parliament of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg - May 6, 2015
  • Statement of State Duma of Russian Federation on the Armenian Genocide Centennial - April 24, 2015
  • Statement by the President Federal Republic of Germany 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
  • Resolution of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile - April 14, 2015
  • Statement by Holy Father Francis during the Mass at the Vatican - April 12, 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
  • S. House Committee Resolution - October 10, 2007
  • Chile, Senate Resolution - July 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 Tsitsernakaberd - 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
  • 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
  • S. House of Representatives Joint Resolution 247 - September 12, 1984
  • Cyprus, House of Representatives, Resolution - April 29, 1982
  • S. House of Representatives Joint Resolution 148 - April 9, 1975
  • Uruguay, Senate and House of Representatives, Resolution - April 20, 1965
  • S. Senate Resolution 359 - May 11, 1920
  • S. Congress Act to Incorporate Near East Relief - August 6, 1919
  • S. Senate Concurrent Resolution 12 - February 9, 1916
  • France, Great Britain, and Russia, Joint Declaration - May 24, 1915

International Organizations 

  • Parliament of Andean Community of Nations (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú)September 20, 2016.
  • 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
  • Human Rights League - May 16, 1998
  • Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly Declaration - April 24, 1998
  • The Association of Genocide Scholars - June 13, 1997
  • Kurdistan Parliament in Exile - April 24, 1996
  • Union of American Hebrew Congregations - November 7, 1989
  • UN Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities - July 2, 1985
  • Permanent Peoples' Tribunal, Verdict of the Tribunal - April 16, 1984
  • World Council of Churches - August 10, 1983
  • UN General Assembly Resolution - December 9, 1948
  • UN War Crimes Commission Report - May 28, 1948

Provincial legislative bodies, governments, city councils

US states

  • Alabama
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Texas
  • Wyoming
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • 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
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • South Dakota

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 

  • Consiglio regionale della Toscana
  • Consiglio regionale della Lazio
  • Assemblea Regionale Siciliana
  • Comune di Tolfa
  • Comune di Bertiolol
  • Comune di Udine
  • Comune di Sesto San Giovanni
  • Comune di Salgareda
  • Comune di Belluno
  • Comune di Roma
  • Comune di Massa Lombarda
  • Comune di Genova
  • Comune di Thiene
  • Comune di Castelsilano
  • Comune di Firenze
  • Comune di Ravenna
  • Comune di Feltre
  • Comune 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
  • Comune 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

Spain 

  • Navarre
  • Catalonia
  • Basque Country
  • Balearic Islands
  • Burgos
  • Alcorcon
  • Valencia
  • Cullera
  • Villena
  • Torrent
  • Sabadell
  • Malaga
  • Benalmadena
  • Soria
  • Mislata
  • Burjassot
  • Betera
  • Pinto
  • Xirivella
  • San Sebastián
  • Santa Margarida i els Monjos
  • Aldaia
  • Merida
  • Paiporte
  • Alicante
  • Ontinyent

Belgium

  • Flemish Parliament Resolution

Austria

  • Vienna

Ukraine

  • Svatove city, Luhansk region

Mexico

  • Michoacán
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