Genocide Denials and the Law

Hardcover | February 22, 2011

EditorLudovic Hennebel, Thomas Hochmann

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In Genocide Denials and the Law, Ludovic Hennebel and Thomas Hochmann offer a thorough study of the relationship between law and genocide denial from the perspectives of specialists from six countries. This controversial topic provokes strong international reactions involving emotion caused bydenial along with concerns about freedom of speech. The authors offer an in-depth study of the various legal issues raised by the denial of crimes against humanity, presenting arguments both in favor of and in opposition to prohibition of this expression. They do not adopt a pro or contra position, but include chapters written by proponents andopponents of a legal prohibition on genocide denial. Hennebel and Hochmann fill a void in academic publications by comparatively examining this issue with a collection of original essays. They tackle this diverse topic comprehensively, addressing not only the theoretical and philosophical aspects of denial, but also the specific problems faced byjudges who implement anti-denial laws. Genocide Denials and the Law will provoke discussion of many theoretical questions regarding free speech, including the relationship between freedom of expression and truth, hate, memory, and history.

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In Genocide Denials and the Law, Ludovic Hennebel and Thomas Hochmann offer a thorough study of the relationship between law and genocide denial from the perspectives of specialists from six countries. This controversial topic provokes strong international reactions involving emotion caused bydenial along with concerns about freedom of...

Ludovic Hennebel is a Research Fellow at the National Fund for Scientific Research (Belgium) and member of the Perelman Centre of Legal Philosophy of the Law School of the Universite Libre de Bruxelles where he holds lectureship in human rights and legal theory. Ludovic Hennebel is the Executive and Faculty Director of the Magna Carta...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:February 22, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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William Schabas: PrefaceLudovic Hennebel and Thomas Hochmann: IntroductionPart I - From Genocide to Denial1. David Fraser: Law's Holocaust: State, Memory, Legality2. Lawrence Douglas: From Trying the Perpetrator to Trying the Denier and Back AgainPart II - Balancing Denial Prohibition3. Robert A. Kahn: Holocaust Denial and Hate Speech4. Kenneth Lasson: Defending Truth: Holocaust Denial in the Twenty-First Century5. Emanuela Fronza: The Criminal Protection of Memory: Some Observations about the Offense of Holocaust DenialPart III - Ruling Denial Prohibition6. Laurent Pech: The Law of Holocaust Denial in Europe: Towards a (qualified) EU-wide Criminal ProhibitionPart IV - Implementing Denial Prohibition7. Martin Imbleau: Denial of the Holocaust, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity: A Comparative Overview of Ad Hoc Statutes8. Thomas Hochmann: The Denier's Intent