THE (Turkish) HUMAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION AND THE CENTER FOR TRUTH JUSTICE MEMORY TO BECOME INTERVENING PARTY IN THE PERİNÇEK CASE
On January 28, 2015, the lawsuit Doğu Perinçek v. Switzerland will begin retrial in the Grand Chamber, which acts in the capacity of court of appeals for the European Court of Human Rights.
It is now common knowledge that in 2005, Doğu Perinçek traveled to Switzerland, which has officially recognized the Armenian Genocide and passed a law criminalizing its denial, in order to issue declarations in Bern and Lausanne where he impugned the Armenian Genocide as a fabrication. In 2007, Perinçek was found guilty of deliberately violating national law and convicted by the court of Lausanne. Upon Perinçek’s appeal, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in his favor in 2008 and found that the court of Lausanne had violated the freedom of expression principle enshrined in the European Convention of Human Rights, article 10.
The Human Rights Association sent a letter to the Swiss Federal Office of Justice in 2014, demonstrating in detail how the denial of the Armenian Genocide incites hostility toward Armenians and imploring Switzerland to appeal the ECHR decision. Switzerland’s subsequent appeal and request for retrial were accepted in June 2014.
Beyond the Borders….
Evolution of the New Eastern Politics
In this article I want to discuss about the “New Eastern Politics” Facebook group and blog and will divide the article into three sections. In the first section I will explain about the evolution of this group, why and how it was founded, what were the reasons that lead to its foundation and what purpose does it serves now. Furthermore, I will illustrate the goal of the blog and how it motivates students to publish their articles and academic writings in it. In the second section, I will talk about the networking and communication, how we communicate and build network with members around the globe, what are the topics being discussed in the group and how the socio-political discussions are made. Finally in the third section I will explain how this group expanded the “Armenian Cause”, and build bridges between Armenians and non-Armenians, and how the fact of the Armenian Genocide is being introduced. Finally I will talk about my future goals and strategies to expand the group.
At Haigazian University during the presentation of the NEP group, during conference,Armenian Trans-nationalim, organized by the Armenian Diaspora Center.
Conference on “Armenian Trans-nationalism and the Modern Age of Communications” at Haigazian University
Organized by the Armenian Diaspora Research Center at Haigazian University, the conference titled “Armenian Trans-nationalism and the Modern Age of Communications” took place from May 16 to May 17, 2013.
A group of 17 specialists composed of scholars, media anchors, and young bloggers, coming from Armenia, Lebanon, the US, and Europe, had their interesting presentations on the classical and modern means of communication, as well as inter-communication in the Armenian Diaspora, thoroughly examining and assessing their efficacy and impact, and discussing the prevailing constraints and challenges.
Statement of Armenians in Solidarity with Gaza
The 8-day Israeli military onslaught on Gaza left over 158 Palestinians dead, of which 25% were children. The situation in Palestine reminds us of our own history. We as Armenians who have experienced Genocide, forced deportations, and ethnic cleansing, also feel the pain that our Palestinian brothers and sisters are experiencing. The enemy that is murdering our brothers and sisters in Palestine is also arming Azerbaijan to murder the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh whom are fighting for the self-determination of their homeland, therefore our enemy is the same and we both belong to the same sacred cause; dignity, freedom and liberation.