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The Resource Freedom of expression and religious hate speech in Europe, Erica Howard

Freedom of expression and religious hate speech in Europe, Erica Howard

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Freedom of expression and religious hate speech in Europe
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Freedom of expression and religious hate speech in Europe
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Erica Howard
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eng
Summary
In recent years, the Danish cartoons affair, the Charlie Hebdo murders and the terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris have resulted in increasingly strident anti-Islamic speeches by politicians. This raises questions about the limits to freedom of expression and whether this freedom can and should be restricted to protect the religious feelings of believers. This book uses the case law of the European Court of Human Rights to provide a comprehensive analysis of the questions: whether legal prohibitions of religious hate speech violate the right to freedom of expression; and, whether such laws should be used to prosecute politicians and others who contribute to current debates when they use anti-Islam rhetoric. A well-known politician who uses such rhetoric is Dutch politician Geert Wilders. He has been prosecuted twice for hate speech, and was acquitted in the first case and recently convicted in the second. These prosecutions are used to illustrate the issues involved in drawing the line between freedom of expression and religious hate speech. Author argues that freedom of expression of politicians and those contributing to the public debate should not be restricted except in two very limited circumstances: when they incite to hatred or violence and there is an imminent danger that violence will follow or where it stops people from holding or manifesting their religion. Based on this, the author concludes that the European Court of Human Rights should decide, if it is asked to do so, that Wilders conviction for hate speech violates his freedom of expression.--
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Howard, Erica
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge Research in Human Rights Law
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  • Freedom of expression
  • Freedom of religion
  • Hate speech
  • Freedom of expression
  • Freedom of religion
  • Hate speech
  • Europe
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Freedom of expression and religious hate speech in Europe, Erica Howard
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 191 pages
Isbn
9781138243811
Lccn
2017017462
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)986523607
Label
Freedom of expression and religious hate speech in Europe, Erica Howard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 191 pages
Isbn
9781138243811
Lccn
2017017462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)986523607

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