For God’s Sake: European Court of Human Rights Endorses Blasphemy Law

| Beitrag von Alba Hernandez Weiss

The 25th of October the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) delivered a blow to those who fervently defend the importance of freedom of speech without fear of repercussions. In the Ruling of E.S v Austria the ECtHR upheld Austria’s conviction of a woman for disparaging religious doctrine in a way that “aroused justified indignation”, which is a criminal offence under Article 188 Austrian Criminal Code. Weiterlesen