Entangled Rights of Freedom
As soon as the Amsterdam Court of Appeal ordered the criminal prosecution of the Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders for inciting hatred and group defamation, feelings in both the Netherlands and abroad began to run high. This case is legally complicated, not in the least because it involves several fundamental rights. The clash of constitutional rights, the role of the judiciary, and the nature of the interests involved - these are all matters which even well-informed lawyers and academics find daunting. This book explains how freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the non-discrimination principle are entangled. It is descriptive and contains no qualifications on the desirability of the Wilders prosecution or on issues of morality. It is the first book that deals with the Wilders case and is aimed at lawyers, public administrators, and political scientists.
Publication Date: 10/21/2010