Pastörs v. Germany [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    ECtHR application no. 55225/14
  • Legal Body
    European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Human Rights
Issues covered: Holocaust Denial; Freedom of Expression

The European Court of Human Rights has unanimously ruled that Holocaust denial is not a protected right under the Convention. 

The applicant’s complaint under Article 10 (freedom of expression) was manifestly ill-founded and had to be rejected, according to the Court. They also found by four votes to three that there had been no violation of Article 6 § 1 (right to a fair trial) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The case concerned the conviction of a Land deputy for denying the Holocaust during a speech in the regional Parliament.

The Court found in particular that the

Already a subscriber?

Click here to login and access the full article.

Don't miss out, start your free trial today!

Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Employment Law Update Service? We help hundreds of people like you understand how the latest changes in employment law impact on your business.

Help understand the ramifications of each important case from NI, GB and Europe

24/7 access to all the content in the Legal Island Vault for research case law and HR issues

Ensure your organisation’s policies and procedures are fully compliant with NI law

Receive free preliminary advice on workplace issues from the employment team at Worthingtons Solicitors

Already a subscriber, now or Start my free trial today

This article is correct at 03/10/2019
Disclaimer:

The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.

Legal Island
Legal Island

The main content of this article was provided by Legal Island. Contact telephone number is 028 9446 3888 / 01 401 3874 or email hub@legal-island.com

View all articles by Legal Island