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Holocaust Denial and Its Extremes

Erik Bleich

in The Freedom to Be Racist?: How the United States and Europe Struggle to Preserve Freedom and Combat Racism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199739684
eISBN:
9780199914579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739684.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Holocaust denial laws are among the most controversial restrictions on freedom of expression because, in their strongest form, they forbid people to contest the past. The pace of limiting racist ... More


‘On the Internet, Nobody Knows You're a Nazi’: Some Comparative Legal Aspects of Holocaust Denial on the WWW

David Fraser

in Extreme Speech and Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines some legal responses to the dangerous phenomenon of Internet-based Holocaust Denial. Legal regulations in Canada and Australia provide two frameworks under which Holocaust ... More


Expanding Holocaust Denial and Legislation Against It

Michael Whine

in Extreme Speech and Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Holocaust deniers and the media they use are changing as a consequence of developing technologies and international political developments. Neo-Nazis have now been joined by the government of Iran, ... More


Freedom of Expression and Human Rights Law: The Case of Holocaust Denial

Andrew Altman

in Speech and Harm: Controversies Over Free Speech

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199236282
eISBN:
9780191741357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236282.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter critically examines the jurisprudence of free expression under human rights law and American constitutional doctrine, focusing on the issue of Holocaust denial. It is argued that legal ... More


Denial of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity: A Comparative Overview of Ad Hoc Statutes

Martin Imbleau

in Genocide Denials and the Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199738922
eISBN:
9780199895199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738922.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the scope of ad hoc statutes prohibiting the denial of the Holocaust, genocide, or other crimes against humanity. It begins with a brief look at the tactics and intentions of ... More


Law’s Holocaust Denial: State, Memory, Legality

David Fraser

in Genocide Denials and the Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199738922
eISBN:
9780199895199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738922.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Denial raises difficult, if not intractable, questions about the role to be played by legal prescription in relation to historical “fact.” This chapter begins by tracing in broad terms the social, ... More


Extreme Speech and Democracy

Ivan Hare and James Weinstein (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

A commitment to free speech is a fundamental precept of all liberal democracies. However, democracies differ significantly when addressing the permissibility of laws regulating certain kinds of ... More


An Overview of American Free Speech Doctrine and its Application to Extreme Speech

James Weinstein

in Extreme Speech and Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter describes the basic features of the American free speech doctrine and then considers its application to various forms of extreme speech. This analysis reveals that most of the speech ... More


Claiming Victimhood, Becoming Survivors

Arlene Stein

in Reluctant Witnesses: Survivors, Their Children, and the Rise of Holocaust Consciousness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199733583
eISBN:
9780199381937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733583.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Comparative and Historical Sociology

In the 1980s, audiences for Holocaust stories expanded beyond Jewish communities, and survivors were increasingly called upon to act as public witnesses. Many were driven to speak openly about their ... More


Holocaust, Genocide, and the Law: A Quest for Justice in a Post-Holocaust World

Michael Bazyler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780195395693
eISBN:
9780199362912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395693.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

Much of contemporary law has a direct connection to the Holocaust. That connection, however, is seldom acknowledged in legal texts and has never been the subject of a full-length work. This book ... More


Haunted presents: the Holocaust as a yardstick

Amikam Nachmani

in Haunted Presents: Europeans, Muslim Immigrants and the Onus of Histories

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784993078
eISBN:
9781526128560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993078.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

In Europe today the Holocaust (1933–45) has become a “hot potato” in the complex perceptions and relations between the Muslim and European communities. The attitudes of Muslim migrants to the ... More


The Fictions of Nazi Britain

Catherine Gallagher

in Telling It Like It Wasn't: The Counterfactual Imagination in History and Fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226512389
eISBN:
9780226512556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226512556.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter analyzes British narrative fictions (primarily but not exclusively novels) that are set in a world where Nazi Germany triumphed over Britain. The fictions often depict the destruction of ... More


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