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Genocide Denials and the Law

Ludovic Hennebel and Thomas Hochmann


This book offers 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 by denial along with concerns about freedom of speech. The book offers 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. It does not adopt a pro or contra position, but includes chapters written by proponents and opponents of a leg ... More

Keywords: law, genocide denial, freedom of speech, prohibition, anti-denial laws

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199738922
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738922.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ludovic Hennebel, editor
Free University of Brussels

Thomas Hochmann, editor
University of Paris Panthion-Sorbonne

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Part One From Genocide to Denial

Part Two Balancing Denial Prohibition

Four Defending Truth

–Kenneth Lasson

Part Three Ruling Denial Prohibition

Eight The Denier’s Intent1

–Thomas Hochmann

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