La storia nel mirino del diritto penale

The relationship between memory and criminal law

  • Luigi Cajani


The paper explores the relation between memory and criminal law because of in the last few years the denial or the distortion of the facts of the Holocaust is increasing. The Author analyzes, in particular, the French case starting from the loi Gayssot. It further focuses on some critical aspects of the Council framework decision 2008/913/JHA adopted for combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law.

Tag: Memory, criminal law, Holocaust denial, loi Gayssot, Council framework decision 2008/913/JHA

Feb 9, 2017
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CAJANI, Luigi. La storia nel mirino del diritto penale. DPCE Online, [S.l.], v. 25, n. 1, feb. 2017. ISSN 2037-6677. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 june 2024. doi:
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