YEREVAN. – The delegation from Armenia will leave on January 26 to participate in the hearing of the “Dogu Perincek vs. Switzerland” case, which will be held on January 28 at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Grand Chamber.
The sources of Armenian News-NEWS.am have informed the aforesaid.
From Armenia, Prosecutor General Gevorg Kostanyan, Deputy Prosecutor General Emil Babayan, and Deputy Minister of Justice Arman Tatoyan, will go to the ECHR to attend the hearing.
In addition, internationally renowned attorneys Geoffrey Robertson, Amal Ramzi Clooney—the wife of famous actor George Clooney—, and Toby Collis will defend Armenia’s interest at the European court.
All six attorneys, who will be representing Armenia, are expected to address the ECHR.
In 2008, a Swiss court had convicted Dogu Perincek for denying the Armenian Genocide. In December 2013, the ECHR had ruled in favor of Perincek’s lawsuit that was filed against Switzerland. Subsequently, the Government of Switzerland had decided to petition that the Dogu Perincek case be referred for a review by the ECHR Grand Chamber. Afterward, Armenia had petitioned to the ECHR, and it now acts as a third party in this case.
Dogu Perincek is Chairman of the socialist Workers’ Party of Turkey. In addition, he heads the Talat Pasha organization, which actively fights against the Armenian Genocide’s recognition in Europe.