EGMR: Defamation verdict violated Swiss NGO’s free-speech rights amid debate on minaret referendum

In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of GRA Stiftung gegen Rassismus und Antisemitismus v. Switzerland (application no. 18597/13) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: a violation of Article 10 (freedom of expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The case concerned a complaint by a non-governmental organisation that its right to freedom of expression had been infringed because the domestic courts had found that it had defamed a politician by classifying his remarks at a speech during a campaign ahead of a 2009 referendum on banning minarets in Switzerland as “verbal racism”. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen

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EGMR: Forthcoming judgment on Tuesday 9 January 2018 – GRA Stiftung gegen Rassismus und Antisemitismus v. Switzerland (no. 18597/13)

The applicant, GRA Stiftung gegen Rassismus und Antisemitismus (the GRA Foundation against Racism and Anti-Semitism), is a non-governmental organisation which is registered in Switzerland. It promotes tolerance and condemns racially motivated discrimination. The case concerns the organisation’s complaint about a court finding of defamation against it. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen

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BMJV: Heiko Maas hält „Berliner Rede zur Religionspolitik“

Am 27.05.2015 sprach Bundesjustiz- und Verbraucherschutzminister Maas zum Thema „Oh Gott! Die multireligiöse Gesellschaft und der Verfassungsstaat“ an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Dabei hob er den Wert der Religion für den Verfassungsstaat hervor und betonte: „Religiöse Vielfalt ist gelebte Freiheit.“ Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »