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Լիբանանահայ Գրական Շրջանակ, 4 Յուլիս 2010


Լիբանանահայ Գրական Շրջանակ, 4 Յուլիս 2010


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  1. An important distinction

    This brief article raises several important issues if and when Armenians seriously challenge Turkey to reclaim their rights, including lands. It appears that people are attempting to define the claimant. That I would consider progress in the path of exploring the correct legal grounds.

    According to this article it’s only the successors of the Genocide and not the entire Armenian body that can be the claimant. This seems to be logical. Yet, to my understanding, it’s only a state, a country that can bring matters related to Genocide to International courts according to conventions recognized by international institutions. Where does that leave the present Republic of Armenia? The authors seem to exclude it. Can somebody knowledgeable of the legal issues clarify this matter please?

    1. Simple logic

      The Genocide was committed ON land Ruled by the Ottomans AGAINST subjects of the Ottoman Empire BY other Ottoman subjects and of course the State as instigator whether they admit it or not.

      So who can claim, well, Ottoman subjects of Armenian origin and their successors, mainly the Western Armenians and their heirs in the Republic of Turkey, Armenia or wherever they are in the world today

      But to claim that, you have to prove your relation to the land or home you were removed from, you need documents, you need to prepare your file, you need to do research, you need to question those living from that era and record their memories before they fade out, you need to state somewhere.

      I joined the Organization "Pan-Armenian conference of lawyers" created last September for the primary objective of preparing for such a claim, something similar to the Jewish claim. Their business oriented approach to the subject succeeded in securing huge compensations from Germany and other countries involved from that time to this time and the future too and with increasing amounts as well.

      Sadly as everything else Armenian we lack coordination, communication and group effort. Every week you hear of another group of Armenian lawyers doing this and doing that; there is no collective effort, there is no UNIFIED approach. How can we succeed when there are a hundred captains and only one ship.

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