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Title: Blasphemy, insult and hatred : finding answers in a democratic society
Corporate Authors: European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) 
Subject Keywords: freedom of religion or belief ; freedom of expression ; hate speech ; hate crime ; criminal law ; religious or belief groups
See Also: religion or belief
Key Issues: Freedom of religion or belief ; Hate crime
Issue Date: 12-Apr-2010
Publisher: COE
Publication Country: France 
Publication Place : Strasbourg
Language: English
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Abstract: Publisher's description: Mutual understanding and acceptance is perhaps the main challenge of modern society. Diversity is undoubtedly an asset, but cohabiting with people of different backgrounds and ideas calls for a new ethic of responsible intercultural relations, in Europe and in the world. This book tries to answer a series of pertinent and poignant questions arising from these issues, such as whether it is still possible to criticise ideas when this may be considered hurtful to certain religious feelings; whether society is hostage to the excessive sensitivity of certain individuals; or what legal responses there may be to these phenomena, and whether criminal law is the only answer.
Physical Description: 250 p.
ISBN: 978-92-871-6678-4
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