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Jul 7, 2021, 11:06 AM
Holocaust denial and pro-Palestine discourse
Recent events around the Israel/Palestine conflict erupted with ‘’experts’’ who often deny the Holocaust and yet ironically use this discourse to revise the history of Palestine as a Muslim country. The Jewish history is 3000 years old, outliving empires including Babylonian, Roman, Ottoman and others...
Jun 18, 2021, 2:10 PM
How Poland’s Holocaust law infringes free expression
Poland with the highest number of Righteous Amongst the Nations, simultaneously had high number of Nazi collaborators, however under a 2018 Holocaust Law amendment, it is now illegal for anyone to mention about complicity of the Polish nation committing Holocaust crimes. A dark consequence has...
May 28, 2021, 4:04 PM
Austrian law on Holocaust denial
Austria: a democratic country where freedom of expression is protected under European Law. Yet Holocaust denial is a crime: “whoever denies, grossly plays down, approves or tries to excuse the National Socialist genocide or other National Socialist crimes against humanity in a print publication, in...
May 21, 2021, 11:23 AM
Tackling Holocaust denial: Free speech versus education
The recent Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill takes universities to the next level with legal responsibilities expanding to student unions. For example, a speaker such as revisionist David Irving’s event is cancelled due to pressure from opposition groups. This could expose the University to...
May 14, 2021, 4:54 PM
Should Holocaust denial be made a criminal offence?
It seems that talking of the Holocaust in the UK is a controversial topic amongst certain groups of people. As I am academically a lawyer and sociologist who is a granddaughter of a Shoah survivor and descendant of a family with many recorded as exterminated...
Maddie is a Sociologist with a law degree, and a legal translation professional speaking many languages with an interest in international law and politics.