Perincek Case

ECHR Issued Judgement on Perincek Case

Today in Strasbourg European Court of Human Rights issued the judgment in the case of Perincek v. Switzerland. The Perincek case was considered by the Grand Chamber of European Court. Representatives of Armenia and Turkey were also involved as third parties.

ECHR established that bringing Perincek to criminal responsibility did not completely contradict the case law of the European Court and established that there had been a wrongful execution of Swiss law in relation to Perincek.

In this way, the court finds criminalizing the denial of Armenian Genocide and bringing him to responsibility legitimate, at the same time stating that it had to be implemented exceptionally within European Convention. All the demands of the Government of the Republic of Armenia before the European Court has been satisfied.

It is also worth mentioning that Amal Clooney – the wife of Hollywood actor George Clooney – has represented the interests of Armenia in ECHR.