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Baroness Caroline Cox of Queensbury - Statement on the Armenian Genocide - February 2005

"As Armenians worldwide commemorate this year the 90th anniversary of the start of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, I add my voice to those of others and call upon Her Majesty's Government to recognise this historical injustice against Armenians that resulted in the deaths of one-and-a-half million Armenians in Ottoman Turkey during World War I.

In so doing, the United Kingdom would join other nations who have already recognised the Genocide and become one of the leaders of the world in ensuring that 'Never Again' retains its full meaning and significance. This would help to ensure that any nation would think again before committing any future acts of genocide or crimes against humanity. It could also ensure that other countries such as the USA, Germany and Israel would follow suit and recognise this painful chapter in 20th-century history.

Baroness Cox of Queensbury - February 2005

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