List of countries where Holocaust denial is legal

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Countries with laws against Holocaust denial.
This is an appendix to the Holocaust denial article.

Holocaust deniers complain about their valid, researched, and not at all racist opinions bullshit being outlawed in several countries.

Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Israel, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia (Kaliningrad), Slovakia and Switzerland have such laws. The Netherlands has no law against genocide denial, but the courts have ruled that such a statement is a form of hate speech. Note that in multiple of these countries, it is also just as illegal to deny crimes by the Communist regime of the USSR. The argument is essentially that "In some places, my opinion would be censored -- ergo, my opinion is correct." This is clearly false, regardless of whether it is ethical to ban Holocaust denial (or hate speech in general). If this logic is true, then conversely the statement "In most places, my opinion would not be censored -- ergo, my opinion is false" would be true (and Holocaust denial would be false).

This is a list of countries and territories where there are no laws against Holocaust denial.

UN Member/Observer states[edit]

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Albania
  3. Algeria
  4. Andorra
  5. Angola
  6. Antigua and Barbuda
  7. Argentina
  8. Armenia
  9. Azerbaijan
  10. Bahamas, The
  11. Bahrain
  12. Bangladesh
  13. Barbados
  14. Belarus
  15. Belize
  16. Benin
  17. Bhutan
  18. Bolivia
  19. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  20. Botswana
  21. Brazil
  22. Brunei
  23. Bulgaria
  24. Burkina Faso
  25. Burundi
  26. Cambodia
  27. Cameroon
  28. Canada (as of R. v. Zundel)
  29. Cape Verde
  30. Cayman Islands
  31. Central African Republic
  32. Chad
  33. Chile
  34. China PR
  35. Colombia
  36. Comoros
  37. Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  38. Congo, Republic of the
  39. Costa Rica
  40. Côte d'Ivoire
  41. Croatia
  42. Cuba
  43. Cyprus
  44. Denmark
  45. Djibouti
  46. Dominica
  47. Dominican Republic
  48. Ecuador
  49. Egypt
  50. El Salvador
  51. Equatorial Guinea
  52. Eritrea
  53. Estonia
  54. Ethiopia
  55. Faroe Islands
  56. Fiji
  57. Finland
  58. Gabon
  59. Gambia, The
  60. Georgia
  61. Ghana
  62. Grenada
  63. Guatemala
  64. Guinea
  65. Guinea-Bissau
  66. Guyana
  67. Haiti
  68. Holy See (Vatican City)
  69. Honduras
  70. Iceland
  71. India
  72. Indonesia
  73. Iran
  74. Iraq
  75. Ireland
  76. Jamaica
  77. Japan
  78. Jersey
  79. Jordan
  80. Kazakhstan
  81. Kenya
  82. Kiribati
  83. Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
  84. Korea, Republic of
  85. Kuwait
  86. Kyrgyzstan
  87. Laos
  88. Lebanon
  89. Lesotho
  90. Liberia
  91. Libya
  92. Liechtenstein
  93. Macedonia (FYROM)
  94. Madagascar
  95. Malawi
  96. Malaysia
  97. Maldives
  98. Mali
  99. Malta
  100. Mauritania
  101. Mauritius
  102. Mexico
  103. Micronesia, Federated States of
  104. Moldova
  105. Monaco
  106. Mongolia
  107. Montenegro
  108. Morocco
  109. Mozambique
  110. Myanmar
  111. Namibia
  112. Nauru
  113. Nepal
  114. New Zealand
  115. Nicaragua
  116. Niger
  117. Nigeria
  118. Norway
  119. Oman
  120. Pakistan
  121. Palau
  122. Palestine
  123. Panama
  124. Papua New Guinea
  125. Paraguay
  126. Peru
  127. Philippines
  128. Puerto Rico
  129. Qatar
  130. Russia (outside Kaliningrad)
  131. Rwanda
  132. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  133. Saint Lucia
  134. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  135. Samoa
  136. San Marino
  137. São Tomé and Príncipe
  138. Saudi Arabia
  139. Senegal
  140. Serbia
  141. Seychelles
  142. Sierra Leone
  143. Singapore
  144. Slovenia
  145. Solomon Islands
  146. Somalia
  147. South Africa
  148. Spain
  149. Sri Lanka
  150. Sudan
  151. Suriname
  152. Swaziland
  153. Sweden
  154. Syria
  155. Tajikistan
  156. Tanzania
  157. Thailand
  158. Timor-Leste
  159. Togo
  160. Tonga
  161. Trinidad and Tobago
  162. Tunisia
  163. Turkey
  164. Turkmenistan
  165. Tuvalu
  166. Uganda
  167. Ukraine
  168. United Arab Emirates
  169. United Kingdom
  170. United States
  171. Uruguay
  172. Uzbekistan
  173. Vatican City
  174. Vanuatu
  175. Venezuela
  176. Vietnam
  177. Yemen
  178. Zambia
  179. Zimbabwe

Partially recognized or unrecognized states[edit]

  1. Abkhazia
  2. Artsakh
  3. Donetsk People's Republic
  4. Kosovo
  5. Luhansk People's Republic
  6. Northern Cyprus
  7. Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
  8. Somaliland
  9. South Ossetia
  10. Taiwan
  11. Transnistria