Switzerland’s highest court rejects complaint against raising Armenian Genocide-themed monument
YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 18, ARMENPRESS. Switzerland’s highest court has rejected the opposition raised by several Genevans to a recently-unveiled monument commemorating the Armenian genocide in the city, ARMENPRESS reports, citing Swissinfo.
The decision published by the Federal Court on Monday rejected claims by residents that the monument would lead to the area becoming a site of demonstrations, or even conflict between members of the Armenian and Turkish communities.
“Residents can appeal when they are definitely, or at least with sufficient probability, affected by the repercussions of such a decision,” the court wrote. This was not the case for the monument in Parc Tremblay, Geneva.
The decision should bring to an end the long saga of the monument, which was unveiled in April 2018 after a decade of debates and delay.
The Armenian Genocide was recognized by the parliament of Geneva in 2001 and by the Swiss federal parliament in 2003.