Cartoon Controversies at the European Court of Human Rights: Towards Forensic Humor Studies

  title={Cartoon Controversies at the European Court of Human Rights: Towards Forensic Humor Studies},
  author={Alberto Godioli},
How can judges draw a line between innocent jokes and potentially harmful ones? Due to its inherent link with ambiguity, humor is an extremely arduous testing ground for the legal regulation of freedom of expression—all the more so in the case of cartoons and other forms of highly condensed, predominantly visual humor. The juridical challenges presented by humorous expression are particularly topical in the digital age, as shown by the mediatic impact of recent humor scandals from Jyllands… 

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