International Criminal Justice Series

Memory and Punishment

Historical Denialism, Free Speech and the Limits of Criminal Law

Authors: Fronza, Emanuela

  • The book contains comparative legal analysis, a study of the dynamics of criminalization and an in-depth analysis of the trade-off and tensions between memory and oblivion, punishment and forgiveness, and between national and universal (international) dimensions
  • It offers a large and complete comparative description of the criminalisation of denialism
  • It combines a large interdisciplinary spectrum with a strict criminal law methodology
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This book examines the criminalisation of denials of genocide and of other mass atrocities in Europe and discusses the implications of protecting institutional historical memory through criminal law.
The analysis highlights the tensions with free speech, investigating the relationship between criminal law and historical memory. The book paves the way for a broader discussion about fake news, ‘post-truth’ scenarios, and free expression in a digital world. The author underscores the need to protect well-founded factual records from the dangers of misinformation. Historical denialism and the related jurisprudence represent 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 deepen their understanding of historical denialism, remembrance laws, ‘speech crimes’ and freedom of expression.

Emanuela Fronza is Senior Research Fellow in Criminal Law and Lecturer in International and European Criminal Law at the School of Law, University of Bologna. She is a Principal Investigator within the EU research consortium Memory Laws in European and Comparative Perspectives funded by HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area).

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • The Birth of the Crime of Historical Denialism

    Fronza, Dr. Emanuela

    Pages 3-49

  • The Crime of Historical Denialism and International Law

    Fronza, Dr. Emanuela

    Pages 51-69

  • Criminal Law and Memory

    Fronza, Dr. Emanuela

    Pages 73-124

  • Criminal Law and Free Speech

    Fronza, Dr. Emanuela

    Pages 125-156

  • Conclusion

    Fronza, Dr. Emanuela

    Pages 157-178

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eBook 95,19 €
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Hardcover 119,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-6265-233-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Memory and Punishment
Book Subtitle
Historical Denialism, Free Speech and the Limits of Criminal Law
Authors
Series Title
International Criminal Justice Series
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2018
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
T.M.C. Asser Press and the author
eBook ISBN
978-94-6265-234-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6265-234-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-6265-233-0
Series ISSN
2352-6718
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIX, 217
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