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LOSS Seminar and Panel Debate: Hate Speech Online – Regulation, Liability and Fundamental Rights

On the 12th of May 2016, the LOSS Project held a one day seminar with a panel debate titled ‘Hate Speech Online: Regulation, Liability and Fundamental Rights’.

While organising the academic events, LOSS Project’s goal is to bring together specialists from various fields and diverse backgrounds. This time we welcomed experts on the topic of hate speech online from academia as well as practitioners from grass-root level, such as Tarlach McGonagle, Institute for Information Law in Amsterdam, Adeline Hulin, Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development UNESCO, Secretary General of the Finnish League of Human Rights Kaari Mattila, Tommaso de Benetti, game developer Housemarque, Karmen Turk, litigation attorney and others.

The seminar was concluded with a panel debate, which explored the most effective ways to tackle hate speech in the online environment.

We thank all the presenters, panelists and participants for their contributions!

The seminar’s program is available here.


Welcome to the LOSS Project ‘s website!

LOSS is a multidisciplinary research project addressing the relationship between societal security and law in the context of securitization and surveillance. The sub-projects involved in the LOSS consortium combine expertise in European law, constitutional law, human rights law as well as criminology and empirical sociology of law. The sub-projects use this combined expertise for a focused study of law and societal security.

The LOSS Project receives funding by the Academy of Finland, starting from 1 January 2015. It consists of three research teams based at the University of Helsinki, University of Turku and University of Tampere.