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On the Breaking of Consensus : the Perinçek Case, the Armenian Genocide and International Criminal Law

ContributorsGaribian, Sévane
Published inDenialism and Human Rights, Editors Jan WILLEMS, Hans NELEN et Roland MOERLAND, p. 235-250
PublisherCambridge : Intersentia
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  • Maastricht Series in Human Rights
Publication date2016
Abstract

The 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide was also the year of the revision by the High Chamber of the Doğu Perinçek v. Switzerland judgment rendered by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on December 17, 2013. We focus here on one of the arguments set forth by the ECHR in 2013, which disfavours the Swiss criminal jurisdictions in this case of genocide denial: the problematic argument of the absence of a ‘general consensus' on the 1915 genocide. This contribution aims to shed light on the paradoxes and consequences of such an argument that calls, notably, for a historical perspective – and demands, in particular, that we look back on the history of international criminal law.

NoteTraduction anglaise (version plus longue) de : "De la rupture du consensus. L'affaire Perinçek, le génocide arménien et le droit pénal international", in Le génocide des Arméniens. Cent ans de recherche 1915-2015, Armand Colin, Paris, 2015, pp. 212-221 (notes : pp. 347-350). https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:56067. - Traduction allemande parue en 2018 (version plus longue) : "Über den Bruch des Konsenses : Der Fall Perinçek, der armenische Völkermord und internationales Strafrecht", in Melanie ALTANIAN dir., Der Genozid an den ArmenierInnen: Beiträge zur wissenschaftlichen Aufarbeitung eines historischen Verbrechens gegen die Menschlichkeit, Springer VS, Wiesbaden, 2018, pp. 167-187. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:106416. - Traduction espagnole parue en 2020 : "De la ruptura del consenso, El caso Perinçek, el Genocidio Armenio y el derecho penal internacional", in Nélida Elena BOULGOURDJIAN dir., Negacionismo del genocidio armenio : Una visión desde el presente, Prometeo Libros, Buenos Aires, 2020, pp. 413-432. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:151353.
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GARIBIAN, Sévane. On the Breaking of Consensus : the Perinçek Case, the Armenian Genocide and International Criminal Law. In: Denialism and Human Rights. Cambridge : Intersentia, 2016. p. 235–250. (Maastricht Series in Human Rights)
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