100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide is not the endpoint

Armine Gevorgyan
Public Radio of Armena

The 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide is symbolic, and it should not be viewed as an endpoint, Deputy Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum Institute Suren Manukyan told a press conference today.

“Our claims should be based on the provisions of the Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 9, 1948 and came into force in 1951,” Suren Manukyan said.

The Convention advises all contracting parties to prevent and punish genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war. According to Suren Manukyan, Armenia actively participates in the improvement and modernization of that convention, presents different resolutions on the prevention of genocide.

“Our utmost objective is the return of our native lands, an issue, which cannot be solved in 2-3 years,” he said.

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