YEREVAN. – A delegation from the Slovakian Supreme Court, led by its Chairman Štefan Harabin, paid a visit Thursday to the Armenian Genocide memorial and laid a wreath in memory of the Genocide victims. Subsequently, the delegation toured the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute.
During the visit, Harabin told news reporters that he respects human life and favors a peaceful settlement to all matters. “The United Nations Commission on Human Rights [UNCHR] has recognized the Armenian Genocide. The European Parliament likewise has recognized it. In 2004, Slovakia also recognized the Armenian Genocide. In addition, there is a law [in Slovakia] on criminalizing genocide denial,” Štefan Harabin stated.
Separately, chief judge Arman Mkrtumyan of Armenia’s Court of Appeals informed that, with President Serzh Sargsyan’s decree, Štefan Harabin is awarded with the Mkhitar Gosh Medal for his great contribution to cooperation between the Slovakian Supreme Court and Armenia’s Court of Appeals and for his assistance in the passing of the Slovakian law on penalizing genocide denial.
Mkrtumyan also informed that they made arrangement on preparing a draft for signing a cooperation and experience exchange agreement with the Slovakian Supreme Court.
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