publication . Article . 2017

Freedom of speech versus freedom of religion? The case of Dutch politician Geert Wilders

Erica Howard;
Open Access English
  • Published: 27 Apr 2017
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders has already been prosecuted once for incitement to hatred and group defamation over remarks and a film criticising Islam and comparing the Quran to Hitler’s Mein Kampf. He was acquitted, but now faces another criminal trial on the same charges concerning remarks he made in March 2014 about ‘fewer Moroccans’. This Article examines Wilders’ expressions which led to both prosecutions. The case law of the European Court of Human Rights on freedom of expression and freedom of religion will be used as yardstick and the article analyses what would happen if these expressions were to come before that Court.
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free text keywords: Human rights, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Yardstick, Islam, Incitement, Criminal trial, Common law, Hatred, Law, Freedom of religion, Sociology
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publication . Article . 2017

Freedom of speech versus freedom of religion? The case of Dutch politician Geert Wilders

Erica Howard;