A Practical Guide for Dealing With Cases of Incitement to Hatred

December 05, 2012

From ARTICLE 19:

When does speaking freely become incitement to hatred? When should a state act to restrict speech?

International law protects freedom of speech and requires the prohibition of expression that incites discrimination, hostility or violence (incitement to hatred).

A clearer approach is needed for states on how to address incitement to hatred in domestic laws, and how to practically assess individual cases. Today, ARTICLE 19 unveils policy guidelines to do just that, and to set out a clear path forward on this issue.

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