Recent Armenian Genocide related California legal case update and opinion

The following articles discuss a California law that was recently overturned. The law allowed heirs of victims of the Armenian Genocide to sue in state courts for unpaid insurance benefits. As Stan Goldman, of Loyola Law School, writes in his opinion for Jurist, “federal law already authorizes states to criminally prosecute perpetrators of genocidal crimes, and that Turkish annoyance is not a legitimate basis to invalidate a civil remedy against those responsible for the Armenian genocide.”

Ignoring the Genocide Convention in the Ninth Circuit
Jurist | March 2012

For background about this issue, refer to:

California Armenian genocide law overturned
San Francisco Chronicle SFGate.com | February 24, 2012

 

 

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