STATEMENT by the ARARAT Center for Strategic Research Regarding the April 28, 2010 Ruling by the Court of Cassation of the Republic of Armenia

STATEMENT  by the ARARAT Center for Strategic Research Regarding the April 28, 2010 Ruling by the Court of Cassation of the Republic of Armenia

On May 21, 2010 the ARARAT Center for Strategic Research, represented by “G & I” Law Firm, received the decision of the Court of Cassation dated April 28, 2010 rejecting its appeal to prevent denial of the Armenian  Genocide by the Caucasus Institute Fund. The Court of Cassation, chaired by Judge E. Hayriyan and participated by Judges A. Barseghyan, S. Antonyan, V. Avanesyan, E. Khundaryan, M. Drmeyan, T. Petrosyan and E. Soghomonyan, without dealing with the substance of the claims, issued a conclusory ruling that the complaint is not subject to judicial review. As a result, a situation has been created, whereby the judicial system of the Republic of Armenia has denied the ARARAT Center for Strategic Research its right to argue in court both its original case and the subsequent appeals, which is a gross violation of due process and Armenian law, as well as a series of international obligations undertaken by the Republic of Armenia.

The ARARAT Center for Strategic Research has stated that it plans to pursue all avenues to rectify this damaging precedent. As legal remedies have been exhausted in Armenia, an appeal is being prepared for submission to international tribunals in the near future.

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