In a major step forward in our aggressive legal advocacy campaign for Christians facing genocide, Austria has formally recognized the genocide against Christians and is advancing at least three steps of our 7-point plan to stop the genocide against Christians and protect the victims.
On June 7, 2017, the Austrian National Council passed a resolution formally recognizing that the heinous atrocities being committed by ISIS in Iraq and Syria constitute “genocide” against Christians and other religious minorities.
Austria has become one of the first countries to take a decisive stand. Moreover, the resolution advances at least three steps of our 7-point plan to stop the genocide and protects Christians. It formally recognizes the genocide and specifically names Christians as a category of victims. It also forcefully calls for action from the U.N. Security Council and recommends prosecution by the International Criminal Court. In addition, it urges the establishment of in-region safe zones. Finally, it calls on all European nations to do the same.
Each of these are key actions that the ACLJ has been aggressively advocating across the globe.
Austria has now joined a growing list of countries that have declared these atrocities as acts of genocide. It is imperative that we continue to pressure the U.N. and the international community in order to provide the relief these victims so desperately need.
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