ORBAN AND OTHERS v FRANCE

Application Number 20985/05 European Court of Human Rights  [Judgment delivered in French] The applicants were convicted of publicly defending war crimes due to a book their company distributed in which the author, a former member of the special services, described torture and summary executions carried out during the war in Algeria. Link: https://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng#{%22itemid%22:[%22001-90662%22]} Theme(s): Violence […]

HAGUENAUER v FRANCE

Application Number 34050/05 European Court of Human Rights The applicant was, at the material time, deputy mayor of Lyon. In 2002, a ceremony took place on the occasion of an honorary event for the President of Jean Moulin Lyon III university. This event gave rise to a demonstration of people contesting the honor because of […]

LEROY v FRANCE

Application Number 3619/03 European Court of Human Rights Just after the attack on the twin towers, a cartoonist drew a drawing of the towers with the capture “We have all dreamt of it… Hamas did it” for publication. He was charged with EUR 1500. The ECtHR found no violation of Article 10 since there was […]

SOULAS AND OTHERS v FRANCE

Application Number 15948/03 European Court of Human Rights [Judgment delivered in French] The three applicants were involved in the publication of a book entitled “The Colonization of Europe” with the subtitle “True Speech on Immigration and Islam.” The director and publisher of a publishing company and the author were fined for provoking hatred and violence. […]

LE PEN v FRANCE

Application Number 18788/09 European Court of Human Rights [Judgment delivered in French]  This case involved an application brought by the president of the French National Front for the alleged breach of his Article 10 rights due to his conviction for inciting hatred against Muslims during an interview with Le Monde newspaper. He stated, inter alia, […]

GINIEWSKI v FRANCE

 Application Number 64016/00 European Court of Human Rights The applicant wrote an article in a newspaper regarding the role of the doctrine of the ‘fulfillment’ of the Old Covenant in the New led to anti-Semitism and prepared the ground for Auschwitz to take place. The ECtHR found that the applicant was discussing possible reasons for […]

M’BALA M’BALA v. FRANCE

Application Number 25239/13 European Court of Human Rights [Judgment delivered in French] A comedian put on a show in which he awarded a well-known revisionist academic. The show, described below, was deemed by the Court to be highly anti-Semitic. The Court relied on Article 17 finding the case incompatible ratione materiae with the Convention. Link: […]

MARAIS v. FRANCE

Application Number 31159/96 European Commission of Human Rights The applicant had written an article doubting the existence of gas chambers at Struthof-Natzweiler concentration camp. The EComHR found the application to be manifestly ill-founded. Link: https://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng#{%22itemid%22:[%22001-88275%22]} Theme(s): Genocide Denial (Holocaust) Date:  24 June 1996 Description of applicant(s): Citizen Brief description of facts: The applicant wrote a […]

LEHIDEUX AND ISORNI V FRANCE

Application Number 24662/94 European Court of Human Rights The case concerned a publication in Le Monde regarding the defence of the memory of Marshal Pétain. The president of the Association for the Defence of the Memory of Marshal Pétain and the lawyer representing him were charged for publicly defending the crimes of collaboration with the enemy. The […]

GARAUDY V FRANCE

Application Number 64496/17 European Court of Human Rights [Judgment delivered in French] The applicant was found guilty of disputing the existence of the Holocaust in his book ‘The Founding Myths of Modern Israel.’ He received suspended sentences of imprisonment, the longest being for six months and fines in excess of 25,900 Euros and compensation of […]