FRENCH JUSTICE MINISTRY TO ELABORATE NEW BILL ON ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

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February 29, 2012 | 14:21

France's Justice Ministry was instructed to elaborate a new text of
the genocide bill taking into account the decision of Constitutional
Council, AFP reports.

The Ministry will study the text and elaborate a new one in accordance
with the constitutional and European standards, representative of
the Ministry Bruno Badre said.

As Armenian News-NEWS.am informed earlier, the Constitutional Council
of France recognized the genocide law as unconstitutional, as it
violates freedom of speech and expression.

The bill on criminalizing denial of genocides was accepted by the
French parliament on December 22, 2011, than was turned into law on
January 23, 2012, by the French Senate.