publication . Article . 2009

Limits to expression on religion in France

Janssen, E.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
During the last decade conflicts about expression on religion have increased globally. Generally, these conflicts are regarded as a conflict between freedom of speech and freedom of thought, conscience and religion. In France there are many active religious interest groups that aim to protect a certain religion in society. They often initiate judicial proceedings seeking to prohibit certain kinds of speech on their religion. This practice has resulted in a rich case law on the limits of expression on religion in films, film posters, advertising, satirical cartoons and literature. In France special emphasis is placed on the neutrality of the state and the public ...
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