France working on new bill criminalizing genocide denial, Justice Minister confirms

The Coordination Council of Armenian Organizations of France (CCAF) held an official dinner on January 29, the anniversary of the day, when France recognized the Armenian Genocide (2001), free-lance journalist Jean Eckian informs.

Attending the event were Armenian Ambassador to Switzerland Charles Aznavour, Minister of Justice of France Christiane Taubira, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to France Vigen Tchitetchian , other politicians, art figures and mass media representatives.

During the event CCAF presented the official logo that will be used to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Speaking at the event, Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira confirmed that the “French government is working on a legal instrument condemning the denial of the Armenian Genocide in accordance with the principles of the Constitution and the European and international commitments of France ,” she said.

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