The essay individuates the past's growing 'juridification' as one of the reasons for the crisis of history as a discipline. Starting with the 1980s, the trend in building a sort of legal barrier in defence of memory, imposing ex lege models of confronting the past, vetoing minimization, prescribing remembrance, fed the wrong idea that a sort of tribunal mentality could be applied to historical truth. However, while memory asks for values, history distinguishes and does not judge. Only through the specific historical means, and not through law, that is possible to face surely unacceptable positions, as negationism.
Moro, R. (2020). La storia in tribunale. PARADOXA, 14(4), 37-54.