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Armenia: Genocide

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL14566, tabled on 24 March 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will formally observe Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day on 24 April.

Answered on

9 April 2021

The events of 1915-1916 were a tragic episode in the history of the Armenian people and they must never be forgotten. The UK Government of the day condemned the massacres and this Government fully endorses that view. The policy of the UK Government is that any judgement on whether genocide has occurred is a matter for competent courts, rather than for governments. Although we will not formally be observing the 'Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day' our thoughts will be with the Armenian people