Law and religion round-up – 13th October

“In our great and unmatched wisdom” (© DJ Trump) we present this week’s helping of law & religion trivia – mostly…

Holocaust denial and the ECHR

In a case that we should probably have noted at the time – but didn’t – the ECtHR ruled unanimously on 3 October in Pastörs v Germany 55225/14 [2019] ECHR 673 that the conviction of a deputy for denying the Holocaust during a speech in the Land Parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern had not violated his rights under Article 10 ECHR (freedom of expression).  It also held by four votes to three that there had been no violation of Article 6 (fair trial).

On the Article 10 issue, the Court concluded that: Continue reading