Avrupa İnsan Hakları Mahkemesi (AİHM), Doğu Perinçek’in İsviçre aleyhine 2008’de yaptığı başvuruyu karara bağladı. AİHM, Perinçek’i haklı buldu ve İsviçre’nin Avrupa İnsan Hakları Sözleşmesi’nin (AİHS) ifade özgürlüğünü düzenleyen 10’uncu maddesini ihlal ettiğine karar verdi.
by Tal Buenos *
Freedom of expression has already won the day in Perinçek versus Switzerland thanks to the decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) to reverse the Swiss criminalization of Doğu Perinçek’s expressed view of the past and in particular his characterization of the events of 1915 and 1916. Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights was held high.Being that the characterization of the events has been a political matter, involving both historical and legal aspects, Perinçek did not abuse rights, but rather exercised the freedom to express himself on an accusation regarding which Turks, Muslims and Turkish Muslims in Western societies cannot be expected to remain silent.