Memory and Punishment: Historical Denialism, Free Speech and the Limits of Criminal Law

Memory and Punishment: Historical Denialism, Free Speech and the Limits of Criminal Law By Emanuela Fronza
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 246 Pages | ISBN : 9462652333 | 3.93 MB

This book examines the criminalisation of denials of genocide and of other massatrocities in Europe and discusses the implications of protecting institutional historicalmemory through criminal law.
The analysis highlights the tensions with free speech, investigating the relationshipbetween criminal law and historical memory. The book paves the way for a broaderdiscussion about fake news, ‘post-truth’ scenarios, and free expression in a digitalworld.

The author underscores the need to protect well-founded factual records fromthe dangers of misinformation. Historical denialism and the related jurisprudencerepresent a key step in exploring this complex field.
The book combines an interdisciplinary approach with criminal law methodology.It is primarily aimed at academics, practitioners and others who wish to deepentheir understanding of historical denialism, remembrance laws, ‘speech crimes’ andfreedom of expression.
Emanuela Fronza is Senior Research Fellow in Criminal Law and Lecturer in Internationaland European Criminal Law at the School of Law, University of Bologna.She is a Principal Investigator within the EU research consortium Memory Lawsin European and Comparative Perspectives funded by HERA (Humanities in theEuropean Research Area).

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