Recognition of the Armenian Genocide
For the first time in the UK a Private Member’s Bill was presented in the House of Commons in November by Tim Loughton MP. The bill was heard as a Ten Minute Rule Motion without objections. The bill was cosponsored by 14 MPs from all six political parties and was truly a cross party effort.
John Spellar MP submitted an Early Day Motion for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide, and this was also signed by 28 MPs. He subsequently submitted a Private Member’s Bill which is currently scheduled for January 2022 and might be debated depending on the parliamentary agenda.
The Armenian Genocide recognition has also been raised in the House of lords by Baroness Cox and Lord Alton.
We have prepared and sent regular newsletters to our supporters to update them on our advocacy and asked them to write to their MP.
We want to thank everyone for their support and hope we will have an even stronger impact and grow the number of our supporters.