Armenian Genocide Bill to have first reading in House of Commons on November 9th, 2021
12:12, Monday, 08 November, 2021
On 9th November, the first hearing of the Armenian Genocide Bill will take place in the House of Commons. This Private Members Bill will be presented as a Ten-Minute Rule Motion by Conservative MP Tim Loughton.
The Bill’s aim is to commemorate the Armenian Genocide through official recognition and remembrance. It contains three main provisions. First, that there shall be a formal recognition that the killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire and the surrounding regions during 1915-1923 were genocide. Second, that there shall be an annual commemoration of victims of genocides, including the Armenian Genocide. Third, that it will encourage education and public understanding of the facts of the Armenian Genocide and the relevance of the Armenian Genocide to modern-day crimes against humanity and war crimes.