Jack Lang expresses well my misgivings about the recent decision of the Conseil d'État in the Dieudonné affair:
The concept of "respect for human dignity" is too elastic to use as a justification for the suppression of free speech. It could easily have been invoked to justify a ban on publication of caricatures of Mohammed. Freedom of speech, even offensive speech, is a fundamental principle of a liberal society. One should be wary of creating new "rights" that can serve as trumps to defeat old ones.