WEEK OF ACTION
Day 2: Recognition of the Assyrian Genocide
H.Res. 550 introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives calls on Congress to recognize the Assyrian Genocide. Recognition of genocide goes beyond symbolism. It restores a sense of dignity for the victims and affirms the moral necessity of remembrance—acknowledging the magnitude of the crimes perpetrated. Recognition is a critical step towards future justice processes. It also acknowledges the rights of Assyrians, alongside Armenians and Greeks as co-victims, to seek redress for the crimes perpetrated against them. Official recognition also confirms the historical record and counters efforts to reshape history.
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