Calling Murders by Their Names as Criminal Offence – a Risk of Statutory Negationism in Poland

On the eve of the Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27th of January, the Polish Sejm approved a law on the defamation of the Polish State and Nation, causing extremely harsh reactions from Israel, Holocaust survivors and international organizations. While the attempt to ban the use of the word “Polish concentration camp” seems fully justified, the scope of the law goes way beyond that and is a threat to the freedom of speech and academic research.

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Much Ado About Nothing? Legal and Political Schooling for the Hungarian Government

After his infamous law against the Central European University, the EU Commission has announced a treaty infringement procedure against Hungary. That will probably be of limited help against the systemic threat to the rule of law in Viktor Orbán’s state. Politically more effective might be the pressure exerted by the European People’s Party.

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Neues aus Dresden: Knebel für NPD-kritischen Wissenschaftler

Der NPD ist es gelungen, beim Landgericht Dresden einem der Sachverständigen aus dem Verbotsverfahren vor dem Bundesverfassungsgericht den Mund verbieten zu lassen. Der Richter, der die einstweilige Verfügung erlassen hat, ist aktives Mitglied der AfD.

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