The Red Star in Europe: The Vajnai Case before the European Court of Human Rights

10 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2013 Last revised: 20 Feb 2013

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András Koltay

University of Public Service; Peter Pazmany Catholic University

Date Written: February 13, 2013

Abstract

If we are searching for the lesson learned from the Vajnai judgement, it probably can be carefully stated that the general ban of the display of a multiple-meaning totalitarian symbol, because of the absence of the risk of the restoration of the dictatorial regime, upon the occasion of a lawful assembly of a legally operating organisation, infringes Article 10 of the Convention.

Keywords: hate speech, symbols of totalitarian regimes, communist symbols

Suggested Citation

Koltay, András, The Red Star in Europe: The Vajnai Case before the European Court of Human Rights (February 13, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2216661 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2216661

András Koltay (Contact Author)

University of Public Service ( email )

Ludovika tér 2.
Budapest, Budapest 1083
Hungary

Peter Pazmany Catholic University ( email )

Szentkiraly u. 28-30.
Budapest, 1088
Hungary

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