The Recognition of the Armenian Genocide in Belgium

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Dr. Bernard Coulie reviews the progression of Belgian government’s official recognition of the Armenian Genocide, where senate debates that began in the early 1990s led to official recognition almost two decades later, in 2015. While official recognition is a long overdue and important step forward, Dr. Coulie argues that there are still significant strides to be made when it comes to criminalizing the denial of genocide or integrating a more comprehensive genocide studies program in public schools.