PARIS, France—French president François Hollande has reaffirmed his commitment to reintroduce a draft law penalizing the denial of genocides, following an announcement by his foreign minister that such a law would not be resurrected.
During a phone conversation with ARF leader and CCAF co-president Mourad Papazian, Hollande said he does not break his promises.
Earlier this week, foreign minister Laurent Fabius had dismissed the genocide denial law during a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu.
During his presidential campaign Hollande had vowed that he would personally draft a similar law and shepherd its passage.
In April, Hollande said he would make sure that a new law is drafted with “utmost legal security” in order to ensure its approval by the country’s highest court. “We can no longer commit an imprecision that would again leave us with the impossibility of having the text validated,” he said.