Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Resolution

April 24, 2001

Recognition of the Armenian genocide
Doc. 9056
Written Declaration No. 320

This written declaration commits only the members who have signed it

Commemorating today the anniversary of the first genocide of the 20th century -- the Armenian genocide -- and paying tribute to the memory of its victims;

Condemning all manifestations of the crime of genocide as crimes perpetrated against humanity;

Considering that the unequivocal repudiation of the acts of genocide is a necessary means to help prevent its recurrence;

Taking note of the fact that various European institutions, parliaments of a number of member countries of the Council of Europe have adopted resolutions and statements recognising the Armenian genocide, in the case of the National Assembly of France a law;

Considering that the recognition by the international community of the Armenian genocide will eventually allow the Turkish authorities a similar admission, and as a result will lead to improved relations between Armenia-Turkey, and thus, contribute to regional peace, security and stability,

The undersigned, members of the Assembly, appeal to all the members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to take the necessary steps for the recognition of the genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire against the Armenians at the beginning of the 20th century.


Signed : [1]

Marmazov, Ukraine, UEL
Alis Font, Andorra, SOC
Angelovicová, Slovakia, SOC
Auken, Denmark, UEL
Bartumeu Cassany, Andorra, SOC
Begaj, Albania, SOC
Brunetti, Italy, UEL
Burataeva, Russia, EPP/CD
Burbiene, Lithuania, SOC
Carvalho, Portugal, UEL
Christodoulides, Cyprus, UEL
Churkin, Russia, UEL
Clinton-Davis, United Kingdom, SOC
Cox, United Kingdom, SOC
Cryer, United Kingdom, SOC
Davis, United Kingdom, SOC
Dimas, Greece, EPP/CD
Dokle, Albania, SOC
Duka-Zólyomi, Slovakia, EPP/CD
Etherington, United Kingdom, SOC
Fernández Aguilar, Spain, EPP/CD
Fyfe, United Kingdom, SOC
Galoyan, Armenia, EPP/CD
Gamzatova, Russia, UEL
Gjellerod, Denmark, SOC
Gostev, Russia, UEL
Hadjidemetriou, Cyprus, SOC
Hancock, United Kingdom, LDR
Hoffmann, Germany, SOC
Hovhannisyan, Armenia, EDG
Ivanenko, Russia, LDR
Jirousová, Czech Republic, UEL
Judd, United Kingdom, SOC
Khunov, Ukraine, UEL
Kotsonis, Greece, SOC
Kresák, Slovakia, LDR
López González, Spain, SOC
Manukyan, Armenia, UEL
Marty, Switzerland, LDR
Melnikov, Russia, UEL
Mikutiene, Lithuania, LDR
Neguta, Moldova, UEL
Olekas, Lithuania, SOC
Oliynyk, Ukraine, UEL
Pekhtin, Russia, EPP/CD
Pinggera, Italy, EPP/CD
Ponsonby, United Kingdom, SOC
Popovski, "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", SOC
Postoico, Moldova, UEL
Rapson, United Kingdom, SOC
Robol, Italy, EPP/CD
Rustamyan, Armenia, SOC
Shaklein, Russia, UEL
Slutsky, Russia, SOC
Stefani, Albania, SOC
Stepová, Czech Republic, SOC
Švec, Slovakia, LDR
Taliadouros, Greece, EPP/CD
Troncho, Portugal, SOC
Urbanczyk, Poland, SOC
Ustiugov, Russia, EPP/CD
Valk, Netherlands, SOC
Vis, United Kingdom, SOC

Total = 63

[1] SOC: Socialist Group
EPP/CD: Group of the European People's Party
EDG:European Democratic Group
LDR : Liberal, Democratic and Reformers' Group
UEL : Group of the Unified European Left
NR : Not registered in a group