Switzerland: Court ruling on Armenian genocide-denial complaint

Today, judges ruled that Switzerland did breach human rights law in taking legal action against a Turkish politician who publicly denied that the Ottoman Empire had committed genocide against the Armenian people in 1915.

Switzerland: Armenian genocide-denial complaint set for Grand Chamber hearing

The applicant, Doğu Perinçek, is a Turkish national , who, as the chairman of the Turkish Workers’ Party, participated in various conferences in Switzerland in 2005 and publicly denied that the Ottoman Empire had perpetrated the crime of genocide against the Armenian people in 1915.

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A vintage week for European jurisprudence as ghosts of the past in Lithuania, Armenia and Northern Ireland were summoned by the Strasbourg court. Plus, rating agency Moody’s downgrading of the Development Bank and the right of Swedish medical professionals to refuse to take part in abortions for reasons of conscience … Something for the weekend!

Switzerland: Armenian genocide-denial complaint set for new human rights hearing

Judges have agreed to a Swiss request for a new hearing into the country’s sanction of a lawyer who publicly challenged the existence of the Armenian genocide.

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No prizes for guessing what will be on the agenda next week, when Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland meets Dominic Grieve, the United Kingdom’s Attorney General, in Strasbourg.