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Poland : "Fighting for historical truth with a penal code is the matter of weak states"
Reckoning with past evils never is an easy task. Undoubtedly, fighting for historical truth appears as an inherent right of each and every nation, what corresponds to the freely chosen shape of the politics of memory of a given state. Nevertheless, the ongoing discussion over the recent changes in the law on the Institute of National Remembrance (PINR) – named as a ‘Holocaust law’ in Western media – recently enacted by the Polish parliament, clearly…
by Tomasz Lachowski, (Łódź (Poland) PhD in international law, lecturer and researcher at the University of Łódź (Poland)
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