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When is a Criminal Prohibition of Genocide Denial Justified? Lessons from Perinçek Case

—Javid Gadirov, Assistant Professor, ADA University (Azerbaijan) It may seem surprising to readers in the United States that there is a criminal prohibition of the denial of the Holocaust in Germany, and of genocides and crimes against humanity in other European countries. The First Amendment’s robust protection does not allow any specific exceptions for hate speech. Speech

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Published on December 11, 2015
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Canada’s Supreme Court upholds hate speech laws

—Carissima Mathen, Associate Professor of Law, University of Ottawa A comparative discussion of North American civil liberties invariably notes that Canada has a more limited scope of protection for freedom of expression than the United States.  Nowhere is this more evident that the treatment of hateful expression.  Since 1970, it has been a criminal offence

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Published on March 14, 2013
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Book Review: Jeremy Waldron’s “The Harm in Hate Speech”

—Raphael Cohen-Almagor, University of Hull, reviewing Jeremy Waldon, The Harm in Hate Speech (Harvard University Press 2012) In Political Liberalism, John Rawls asserts that no society can include within it all forms of life. He explains that intolerant religions will cease to exist in well-ordered societies. Coercive religions that demand the suppression of other religions, that insist upon

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Published on February 25, 2013
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