If you deny one genocide, why make it illegal to deny another, in particular one as brutal and barbaric as Armenian Genocide, attorney Geoffrey Robertson said on Al Jazeera.
He recalled that a number of states have criminalized denial of the Holocaust. The attorney believes that Europe has another perception on denial of crimes, as compared for example with U.S., as the continent was occupied once.
Mr. Robertson believes that “we do not have to privilege Holocaust as the only genocide” as there are such genocides as in Rwanda, Armenian Genocide, genocide by Yazidis and Christians perpetrated by ISIS.
The attorney believes that Switzerland will not have to change the law because of the European Court of Human Rights, as the judgment noted that the law must be used in the context.
“I don not think it will require change in the law, but more sensible prosecution policy,” he added.