Of all the institutions opposing the recognition of the Armenian Genocide, the ADL is the only group endorsed by our elected officials to work in our communities and our schools as an anti-hate, anti-bias group.
Unlike other groups, the ADL is identified as a human rights organization whose “purpose is to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike.” Human rights are universal and must never be subordinated to political interests. In order to be true to its mission, the ADL must work to secure justice and fair treatment for all victims of genocide, including Armenians.
The ADL is the only human and civil rights group we know of that has opposed Armenian genocide recognition.
As a leading human rights organization that has done such commendable work to combat Holocaust denial, the ADL is expected be at the forefront of condemning the denial of the Armenian genocide.