Free Speech

Group defamation and incitement in the Netherlands: The conviction of Geert Wilders

Tom Herrenberg* | PhD candidate and lecturer at Leiden Law School | Co-editor of The Fall and Rise of Blasphemy Law (Leiden University Press, 2016) (together with Paul Cliteur) 1. Introduction “Do you want more or less European Union?! … Do you want more or less Partij van de Arbeid (the Dutch center-left Labor Party, added)?! … And thirdly, although actually I’m not allowed to say this … Do you want, in this city and in the Netherlands, more or fewer Moroccans?!” These were the three questions Geert Wilders, the leader of the popular Dutch right-wing Partij voor de Vrijheid […]