25 January 2019

PhD student Malthe Hilal-Harvald publishes on Völkerrechtsblog

Photo: Hubertl, Wikimedia Commons CC-BY-SA 4.0The blog entry analyses the recent judgment on blasphemy in Austria and the following judgment from ECtHR.

On 25 October 2018, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) handed down its decision in the case of E.S. v. Austria. The case had begun in the fall 2009 when the anonymized applicant E.S., who is a member of the far-right Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ), gave two seminars about Islam. On this occasion she claimed that Muhammad, the most important prophet of Islam, was not a perfect human because he “liked to do it with children” and that his marriage to the six years old Aisha amounted to pedophilia. Present at one of the seminars was an undercover journalist, whose publisher subsequently reported E.S. to the police.

You can read Hilal-Harvald’s blogpost on Völkerrechtsblog here

Photo: Hubertl, Wikimedia Commons CC-BY-SA 4.0