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Religious offence and human rights : the implications of defamation of religions

Author: Lorenz Langer
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Cambridge studies in international and comparative law (Cambridge, England : 1996)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Should offence to religions be punishable by law, or does freedom of expression extend even to blasphemy? This book examines this question.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lorenz Langer
ISBN: 9781107039575 1107039576
OCLC Number: 868037674
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral - Rechtswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Zürich, 2013), under the title: Law, religious offence and human rights : defamation of religions and the rationales of speech regulation.
Description: lxii, 419 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Danish cartoons revisited --
Legal responses to religious insult --
The current legal framework --
Invention of new alternatives? : the concept of defamation of religions before and after the cartoons --
Defining defamation --
First principles : norms and norm-rationales --
Norm-rationales for the regulation of speech --
The religious rationale --
Religion, its defamation, and international law.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in international and comparative law (Cambridge, England : 1996)
Responsibility: Lorenz Langer.
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'Langer provides one of the most compelling accounts of the background to, and story of, the 'defamation of religions' debate across the UN throughout the 2000s ... This book needs to be read.' Read more...

 
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