The anachronistic crime of insulting the head of state

Against what the TC defends in Spain, European advanced democracies avoid applying the nineteenth century crime of lese majeste. France: abolished in 2013 after judgment of the ECHR. United Kingdom: God Save The Queen, even drunk. Holland: whores, millers and lese majesty. Belgium: discretion and self-censorship. Italy: an anachronism endorsed…

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