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28th Sep 2020

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Court: Denying Holocaust is not 'freedom of expression'

Denying the Holocaust happened is not a form of freedom of expression protected under the European Human Rights Convention, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday. In 2010 Udo Pastoers was convicted under German law for denying the Holocaust, which he challenged citing freedom of expression. But the court ruled Pastoers "had intentionally stated untruths in order to defame the Jews and the persecution that they had suffered."

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Analysis

China's carbon pledge at UN sends 'clear message' to US

China's pledge to become carbon neutral before 2060 is "good news" for Europe, but it sends a clear message to Washington ahead of the US election - in which climate change has become a significant aspect for voters.

Opinion

Why no EU progress on Black Lives Matter?

Months after Black Lives Matter erupted, for many EU decision-makers the problems of racism in policing and criminal legal systems - the issues that sparked the George Floyd protests - are still 'over there', across the Atlantic.

EU migration pact to deter asylum

The EU commission's newest pact on migration and asylum seeks to deter people from claiming asylum by speeding up procedures and sending most of them back home.

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