Upcoming seminar: Hate Speech – What is it and how is it tackled? 29/11/2016

Ihmisoikeusliitto (Finnish League for Human Rights), the Council of Europe and ECRI European Commission against Racism and Intolerance are organizing a seminar on hate speech on 29th November in cooperation with the Human Rights Centre (Ihmisoikeuskeskus) and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Finland. The seminar takes place in Mets├Ątalo (Unioninkatu 40), at the University of Helsinki.

The key questions of the seminar are, for instance: How can we recognize hate speech? Do authorities have adequate measures and the will to tackle hate speech? What is the responsibility of authorities and politicians? What about the role of media? What is the difference between a hate crime and hate speech?

The seminar will be mainly in English but simultaneous interpretation will be available in Finnish, Swedish and Finnish Sign Language. The seminar is free of charge and open for everyone interested in the topic, but registration is required.

Registration, preliminary program, and other information: https://ihmisoikeusliitto.fi/hate-speech-seminar/

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