Human Rights Lawyer Begins Big Case in Genocide Trial

January 28, 2015 9:30 PM

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Human Rights Lawyer Begins Big Case in Genocide Trial

Her latest mission: representing Armenia’s interests in a landmark trial before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, France, beginning Wednesday.

The case is an appeal of a 2013 ruling by the ECHR – described as the Supreme Court of Europe – in which the court decided that a Swiss law prohibiting the public denial of the alleged Armenian genocide is a violation of freedom of speech.

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