Law on recognizing Armenian Genocide in Argentina is 10 years old
YEREVAN, JANUARY 11, ARMENPRESS. The law on recognizing the Armenian Genocide adopted by former President of Argentina Nestor Kirchner on January 11, 2007 is 10 years old, reports “Armenpress”.
The Law 26,199 declared every April 24 as "Day of Action for Tolerance and Respect among Peoples in commemoration of the genocide suffered by the Armenian people".
The three branches of the Argentine state now recognize the Armenian Genocide: Executive, Legislative and Judicial Powers.
In addition, one of the articles of the law invites all Argentine provinces to "adhere" to it, which led to the majority of provincial parliaments passing their own recognition laws adhering to the national one.
The law also served as a base for a project of the Ministry of Education of Argentina which published in 2015 a textbook titled "Armenian Genocide. Questions, answers and proposals for education," a teaching material produced in conjunction with the Armenian National Committee of South America that was distributed in Argentine schools so that the teachers have a modern and reliable material to tell the history of the Armenian Genocide.