Sophie Scamps MP signs initiative to recognise Greek, Armenian and Assyrian genocides

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Federal Member for Mackellar, Dr Sophie Scamps, has signed the Joint Justice Initiative’s Affirmation of Support calling for the Australian Government to recognise the 1915 Armenian, Assyrian and Greek genocides perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire.

Dr Scamps joined over thirty of her parliamentary colleagues to support the Greek, Armenian and Assyrian communities in Australia.

Dr Sophie Scamps.

Executive Director of the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU), Michael Kolokossian, said in a statement: “We thank Dr Sophie Scamps for affirming her support and working constructively with the ANC-AU to advance national recognition of the genocides.”

“Australia must recognise the 1915 Genocides and hold the perpetrators accountable to ensure crimes against humanity are never repeated,” Mr Kolokossian said.

Source: Armradio

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