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A Verdict Of The European Court Of Human Rights And Its Implications


This article analyses the verdict of the European Court of Human Rights regarding the Perinçek v. Switzerland case. It firstly outlines why the case was filed, what Perinçek stated in his defense, and also what Switzerland based its accusations on regarding Perinçek. It also lists some ECtHR cases that bear resemblance to the Perinçek v. Switzerland case. It indicates that the Perinçek v. Switzerland case, and also any legal case that is related to the Armenian genocide claims, are carried out in the absence of a competent tribunal that came to a verdict on the nature of the events of 1915. As such, any attempt to persecute individuals who reject Armenian genocide claims are done so without the legal backing of such an authoritative tribunal verdict. The article concludes by indicating that ECtHR’s verdict does mean that the court rejects Armenian genocide claims, it simply removes itself from such discussions and focuses solely on whether the curtailment of Perinçek’s freedom of expression was justified or not. Based on this reasoning, the article states that the ECtHR found Switzerland’s argument for convicting Perinçek to be insufficient and unjustified.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Review of Armenian Studies
  • Yıl : 2014
  • Cilt : 0
  • ISSN : 1303-5304
  • Sayı : 29
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 0-0
  • IO Kayıt No : 19074
  • Yayıncı : Terazi Yayıncılık