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February 22, 2017

"I promise you, we will work on our school books to also talk about genocide. But again, not because Turkish children are guilty but because we all, no matter who we are, where we come from, have a responsibility that no genocide ever happens again." - Cem Özdemir


January 26, 2016

You may recall that last September, Dr. Payam Akhavan, Professor of law at McGill University, acted as the Zoryan Institute’s legal advisor in submitting an amicus brief to the European Court of Human Rights in regards to the Perincek vs Switzerland case.

Dr. Akhavan re...

October 14, 2015

Strasbourg, France-- The European Court of Human Rights will be delivering a Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Perinçek v. Switzerland at a public hearing tomorrow, October 15, 2015.

Perinçek’s incitement to discrimination and hatred, and not a debate about historic...

April 8, 2015

The International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (A Division of the Zoryan Institute) is pleased to announce the release of Genocide Studies International Volume 9, number 1, Spring 2015.

The new issue is dedicated to the Ottoman Genocides of the Armeni...

January 28, 2015

Strasbourg, France—The European Court of Human Rights held a Grand Chamber hearing today, Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 9.15 a.m. in Strasbourg, France on the case of Perinçek v. Switzerland (application no. 27510/08). The case concerns the criminal conviction of Turk...

January 23, 2015

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,...

January 13, 2015

Dr. Payam Akhavan is a Professor of International Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University. He was previously a UN prosecutor at The Hague and has served as counsel in leading cases before international courts and tribuna...

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