April 11, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
A German court in Nuremberg on Friday rejected the appeal of bishop Richard Williamson, who was convicted of denying the Holocaust during a TV interview, finding him ?1,800. The conviction stemmed from an interview to Swedish TV channel SVT1, broadcast in January 2009, in which Williamson said... ...[read more]
February 6, 2013
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Félix Tréguer, Policy and Legal Analyst at La Quadrature du Net says that waging a "judicial guerilla war" in France on "hateful" Internet content unduly stifles free speech...The ghost of Yahoo v. LICRA has come back to haunt us. In 2000, after a criminal lawsuit wa... ...[read more]
February 25, 2010
by Jonathan Cohen
Incidents of anti-Semitism in Canada have risen 11.4 percent since 2008, according to a Wednesday report by B'nai Brith Canada. The group found that there were 1,264 incidents of anti-Semitic harassment, violence, and vandalism in Canada during 2009. It also said that anti-Semitic incidents inc... ...[read more]
January 13, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On January 13, 1898, the French journalist and novelist Emile Zola published an open letter entitled J'accuse in defense of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer in the French army who had been dubiously convicted of spying. Learn more about the Dreyfus Affair. Sentenced to prison for libel... ...[read more]
December 22, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On December 22, 1894, Jewish French army officer Alfred Dreyfus was convicted of treason in a court-martial trial that prompted worldwide allegations of anti-Semitism. Dreyfus was later cleared. Learn more about the case of Alfred Dreyfus and read an English translation of the famous public letter ...[read more]
November 9, 2009
by JURIST Staff
November 9 is the International Day Against Fascism and Anti-Semitism .On November 9, 1924, American gay activist Henry Gerber and several associates formed the Society for Human Rights, the first gay rights organization in the United States. The Society received a charter from the State of ...[read more]
March 2, 2009
by Matt Glenn
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) said in a report released Monday that incidents of anti-Semitism have increased in the EU since December 2008 after declining in 2007 and 2008. The report found an increase in anti-Semitic activity between 2001 and 2002, between 2003 and 2004 and agai... ...[read more]
November 5, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski
Members from all parties of the German parliament passed a resolution Wednesday seeking to counter anti-Semitism in the country. The measure requires the government to develop a report on anti-Semitic behavior and feelings in the country, and to provide funding for school programs designed to ...[read more]
July 21, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg released a report on Monday emphasizing the need for European governments to critically examine their human rights records and patterns of discrimination. The report, entitled Human Rights in Europe: no grounds for complacency... ...[read more]
March 13, 2006
by Lisl Brunner
Turkey has urged European countries to reexamine their religious defamation laws and ensure that they protect Muslims in the wake of the Muhammad cartoons controversy. At a weekend conference of EU foreign ministers in Austria, Turkish foreign minister Abdullah Gul echoed Muslim claims that ...[read more]

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.