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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 Strasbourt 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 Online, no. 2020–2, European Audiovisual Observatory , 2020.
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Voorhoof D. European Court of Human Rights : Tagiyev and Huseynov v. Azerbaijan. Iris Online. 2020;(2020–2).
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D. Voorhoof, “European Court of Human Rights : Tagiyev and Huseynov v. Azerbaijan.,” Iris Online, no. 2020–2, 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 Strasbourt 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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  author       = {Voorhoof, Dirk},
  issn         = {2078-6158},
  journal      = {Iris Online},
  keywords     = {Freedom of expression,insult of religion,incitement to religious hatred or violence,public debate},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2020-2},
  pages        = {2},
  publisher    = {European Audiovisual Observatory },
  title        = {European Court of Human Rights : Tagiyev and Huseynov v. Azerbaijan.},
  url          = {http://merlin-int.obs.coe.int/article/8771},
  year         = {2020},
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