Upcoming Intergroup event: Responding to hate speech

Published: September 30, 2013

 On Tuesday 8 October, the LGBT Intergroup will host an event on legal and policy responses to homophobic and transphobic hate speech in Europe. Co-organised by ARTICLE 19 and ILGA-Europe, the seminar will introduce a new policy briefing: Responding to “hate speech” against LGBTI people.

 
Policies and laws need to respond to a double challenge: guaranteeing freedom of expression and finding ways to promote tolerance, including by combating incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence. ARTICLE 19 and ILGA-Europe strongly believe that there is no contradiction in this, and that freedom of expression, combined with strong anti-discrimination laws, education and training policies, is the best way to challenge intolerance.
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