Case Law, Strasbourg: Perinçek v Switzerland, Grand Chamber confirms conviction for denying the Armenian genocide as Article 10 violation – Dirk Voorhoof

21 10 2015

fsdgOn 17 December 2013 the European Court of Human Rights had ruled by five votes to two that Switzerland had violated the right to freedom of expression by convicting Doğu Perinçek, chairman of the Turkish Workers’ Party, for publicly denying the existence of the genocide against the Armenian people (see our blogs on Strasbourg Observers and ECHR-Blog, 7 and 8 January 2014). The Grand Chamber has now, on 15 October 2015, in a 128 page judgment, confirmed, by ten votes to seven, the finding of a violation of Article 10 ECHR. Read the rest of this entry »





Strasbourg: Grand Chamber Hears Armenian “Genocide denial” case of Perinçek v Switzerland

15 02 2015

Perincek Grand ChamberOn 29 January 2015, the Grand Chamber held a hearing in the Article 10 case of Perinçek v Switzerland.  The case has been particularly controversial because, in the course of its judgment, the Chamber suggested that there was not the same international consensus in relation to the Armenian genocide as in relation to the holocaust. Read the rest of this entry »