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European Court of Human Rights : Tagiyev and Huseynov v. Azerbaijan

Dirk Voorhoof (UGent)
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The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has delivered an important judgment about the conviction and imprisonment of a journalist and an editor for publishing an article critizing Islam. The judgment is to be situated in a series of judgments by the Strasbourg Court dealing with religious insult, religious hate speech or blasphemy, such as in Otto-Preminger-Institut v. Austria (IRIS 1995-1/1), Wingrove v. the United Kingdom (IRIS 1997-1/8), I.A. v. Turkey (IRIS 2005-10/3), Klein v. Slovakia (IRIS 2007-1/1) Giniewski v. France (2006-4/1), Aydin Tatlav v. Turkey (IRIS 2006-7/2), Fouad Belkacem v. Belgium (2017-9/1), Mariya Alekhina and others (Pussy Riot) v. Russia (IRIS 2018-8/2) and E.S. v. Austria (IRIS 2019-1/1). In Tagiyev and Huseynov v. Azerbaijan, the ECtHR found that the fact that some people can be offended in their religious beliefs cannot be a sufficient argument to interfere with the right to freedom of expression as part of a public debate on matters of religion. The crucial issue is whether the offensive or insulting statements about a religion incite to hatred or violence.
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Freedom of expression, insult of religion, incitement to religious hatred or violence, public debate

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Voorhoof, Dirk. “European Court of Human Rights : Tagiyev and Huseynov v. Azerbaijan.” IRIS (ENGLISH ED.), no. 2, 2020, pp. 10–12.
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Voorhoof, Dirk. 2020. “European Court of Human Rights : Tagiyev and Huseynov v. Azerbaijan.” IRIS (ENGLISH ED.).
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Voorhoof, Dirk. 2020. “European Court of Human Rights : Tagiyev and Huseynov v. Azerbaijan.” IRIS (ENGLISH ED.).
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Voorhoof D. European Court of Human Rights : Tagiyev and Huseynov v. Azerbaijan. IRIS (ENGLISH ED.). 2020. p. 10–2.
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D. Voorhoof, “European Court of Human Rights : Tagiyev and Huseynov v. Azerbaijan,” IRIS (ENGLISH ED.), no. 2. pp. 10–12, 2020.
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  abstract     = {{The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has delivered an important judgment about the conviction and imprisonment of a journalist and an editor for publishing an article critizing Islam. The judgment is to be situated in a series of judgments by the Strasbourg Court dealing with religious insult, religious hate speech or blasphemy, such as in Otto-Preminger-Institut v. Austria (IRIS 1995-1/1), Wingrove v. the United Kingdom (IRIS 1997-1/8), I.A. v. Turkey (IRIS 2005-10/3), Klein v. Slovakia (IRIS 2007-1/1) Giniewski v. France  (2006-4/1), Aydin Tatlav v. Turkey (IRIS 2006-7/2), Fouad Belkacem v. Belgium (2017-9/1), Mariya Alekhina and others (Pussy Riot) v. Russia (IRIS 2018-8/2) and E.S. v. Austria (IRIS 2019-1/1). In Tagiyev and Huseynov v. Azerbaijan, the ECtHR found that the fact that some people can be offended in their religious beliefs cannot be a sufficient argument to interfere with the right to freedom of expression as part of a public debate on matters of religion. The crucial issue is whether the offensive or insulting statements about a religion incite to hatred or violence.}},
  articleno    = {{2020-2:1/16}},
  author       = {{Voorhoof, Dirk}},
  issn         = {{2078-6158}},
  keywords     = {{Freedom of expression,insult of religion,incitement to religious hatred or violence,public debate}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  number       = {{2}},
  pages        = {{2020-2:1/16:10--2020-2:1/16:12}},
  series       = {{IRIS (ENGLISH ED.)}},
  title        = {{European Court of Human Rights : Tagiyev and Huseynov v. Azerbaijan}},
  url          = {{https://merlin.obs.coe.int/article/8771}},
  year         = {{2020}},
}