This year the conventional forms of commemoration had to be cancelled because of the global health situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the Armenian communities across the globe organized various forms of virtual commemoration and reminded of their demands which have not changed. These demands are the international recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide, just reparations for the damage caused and criminalization of the denial of the Armenian Genocide.
On this occasion the executive director of the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) Heghine Evinyan stated: “The Turkish society needs the recognition of the Armenian Genocide at least as much as the Armenians need it.” She added that the reparations are essential for global justice and can function as a deep transformative process. The entire statement here
EAFJD president Kaspar Karampetian called on the international community to urge Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide and provide just reparations. He also highlighted the essential role played thus far by the Armenian diaspora in the international recognition of the Genocide . Watch his statement here. (in Armenian).