Noted French writer, Bernard-Henri Levy, wrote in the Huffington Post Tuesday that the last week’s French Constitutional Council decision to invalidate a measure to criminalize the denial of the Armenian Genocide a “mistake.”
Levy also hints that the decision was made under pressure from Turkish denialist agents determined to overturn an earlier decision by both house of the French Parliament. He also casts doubt on the impartiality of the members of the Constitutional Council.
“A discredited Council, even if it is constitutional, is not the guardian of the Truth, and, fortunately, the decision it has just taken cannot judge in advance the outcome of a battle the historians of genocides have long since won,” notes Levy.
He adds that the law should be passed as a “law for humanity.”
“A just and eminently universal law we count on the next president, whoever he may be, to put back on the agenda,” concluded Levy.