Tags: blasphemy

Netherlands scraps blasphemy law – but seeks a way to replace it

Posted: Thu, 05 Dec 2013

The upper House of the Dutch parliament has voted to abolish the country's blasphemy law which has been on the statute books since 1932. Read More »

EU Commissioner says blasphemy laws are undesirable in the EU, but it’s up to individual states to decide whether they implement them

Posted: Thu, 17 Jan 2013

The EU Commissioner responsible for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship, Vivianne Reding, has said that blasphemy laws and other such restrictions are not acceptable and pose a threat to free speech. Read More »

New calls from Islamists for international blasphemy law at UN

Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012

Soon after the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) announced that it had abandoned its plans to persuade the UN to impose a global blasphemy law, the Arab League has stepped in to take up the cry. Read More »