Christoph Lung, Strafbare Blasphemie – Historisches Relikt oder modernes Delikt?

Im deutschen Strafrecht wirkt die Beschimpfung von Bekenntnissen wie ein Anachronismus. Dabei ist § 166 StGB nicht bloßes historisches Relikt, sondern hat Potenzial zum modernen Delikt: Postsäkulare Gesellschaft, zunehmende religiöse Heterogenität und kulturell aufgeladene Konfliktlagen verlangen neue Antworten auf alte Fragen. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

ECHR: Conviction for calling Muhammad a paedophile is not in breach of Article 10

In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of E.S. v. Austria (application no. 38450/12) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been no violation of Article 10 (freedom of expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The case concerned the applicant’s conviction for disparaging religious doctrines; she had made statements suggesting that Muhammad had had paedophilic tendencies. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Forthcoming judgment on Thursday 25 October 2018 – E.S. v. Austria (no. 38450/12)

The applicant, E.S., is an Austrian national who was born in 1971 and lives in Vienna. The case concerns the applicant’s conviction for disparaging religious doctrines. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Television broadcast showing non-blurred image of an individual obtained using a hidden camera entailed a violation of his privacy

In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of Bremner v. Turkey (application no. 37428/06) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private life) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The case concerned the broadcasting of a television documentary in which the applicant, Mr Bremner, who was shown promoting his evangelical Christian beliefs, was described as a “foreign pedlar of religion” engaged in covert activities in Turkey. The Court found in particular that the broadcasting of Mr Bremner’s image without blurring it could not be regarded as a contribution to any debate of general interest for society, regardless of the degree of public interest in the question of religious proselytising. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Forthcoming judgment on Tuesday 13 October 2015 – Bremner v. Turkey (no. 37428/06)

The applicant, Dion Ross Bremner, is an Australian national who was born in 1967 and lives in Strathfield (Australia). The case concerns the broadcasting of a television documentary in which Mr Bremner appears as a “foreign pedlar of religion” engaged in secret activities in Turkey. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

Wie weit darf Satire gehen? Was regelt § 166 StGB? – Interview in der Landesschau Baden-Württemberg

SWR - Landesschau Baden-Württemberg„Kennt Witzigkeit Grenzen?“, fragte die Landesschau Baden-Württemberg in ihrer Rubrik „Gut zu wissen“ und interviewte Memet Kiliç und mich zum – fälschlicherweise – sog. Blasphemieverbot. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

Bundesregierung: Weder Verschärfung noch Abschaffung des „Blasphemieparagraphen“ § 166 StGB

Auf der Regierungspressekonferenz vom 14.01.2014 wurden folgende Fragen gestellt, die die in den vergangenen Tagen erhobenen Forderungen einerseits nach Verschärfung, andererseits nach Abschaffung des § 166 StGB (Beschimpfung von Bekenntnissen, Religionsgesellschaften und Weltanschauungsvereinigungen) aufgreifen. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »