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The criminalization of denialism in the perspective of human rights law: a double standard.

The aim of the “Share the knowledge” initiative is to create a diverse, inclusive, and participatory knowledge network on human rights. Within this segment, we share valuable and interesting academic papers. Readers have the chance to deepen human rights-related topics and to get some ideas for further studies.

This week we share the academic paper of Benedetta De Rosa, a second-year student in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance. The essay was submitted as the final paper for the course of International Law of Human Rights on the 21st January 2022.

In her work, Benedetta examines the criminalization of denialism in the perspective of human rights law, with particular attention to the European framework. With an analysis of the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights in relation to Garaudy v. France and Perinçek v. Switzerland cases, Benedetta shows the double standards in the criminalization of Shoah denialism and denialism of other international crimes.

The following work is the intellectual property of Benedetta De Rosa and any attempt to pass her work off as your own may have academic and legal consequences.

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