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Criminal conviction for denying the Armenian genocide in breach with freedom of expression, Grand Chamber confirms

October 19, 2015

By Dirk Voorhoof *   On 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 […]

Criminal conviction for denying the existence of the Armenian “genocide” violates freedom of expression

January 08, 2014

This guest post was written by Dirk Voorhoof*. The post is a shortened version of an original contribution by the same author, which first appeared on the ECHR Blog. It is reproduced here, in shortened version, with permission and thanks. In Perinçek v. Switzerland, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on 17 December 2013, […]