Legal Database

Please click here for an extensive, regularly updated database of legal cases regarding humor and satire from all over the world. This database was started in October 2022, as part of the Humor in Court project funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO Vidi grant, 2022-2027; Principal Investigator Dr Alberto Godioli).

The database is maintained and updated by Alberto Godioli and Jennifer Young (University of Groningen). Should you have any questions or suggestions, please send an email to

NB: The database is still a work in progress. For the time being, it mostly features cases from the European Court of Human Rights. However, more cases from different regions will be added soon.