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OHCHR Final Expert Workshop on the Prohibition of Incitement to national, racial or religious hatred 4 and 5 October 2012, Hotel Tour Hassan, Rabat - Morocco)


2011 Expert workshops on the prohibition of incitement to national, racial or religious hatred

Follow-up to the 2008 expert seminar on articles 19 and 20 of the ICCPR with regard to freedom of expression and incitement to hatred

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has organised, in 2011, a series of expert workshops on the prohibition of incitement to national, racial or religious hatred, as reflected in international human rights law. The objectives of the expert workshops are:

  • To gain a better understanding of legislative patterns, judicial practices and different types of policies, in countries of the various regions of the world, with regard to prohibiting incitement to national, racial, or religious hatred, while ensuring full respect for freedom of expression as outlined in articles 19 and 20 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights;
  • to arrive at a comprehensive assessment of the state of implementation of this prohibition of incitement in conformity with international human rights law and;
  • to identify possible actions at all levels.

Four workshops have been organised throughout 2011, namely for the European region (Vienna, 9-10 February 2011), for the African region (Nairobi, 6-7 April 2011), for the Asia Pacific region (Bangkok, 6-7 July 2011), and for the Americas region (Santiago, 12-13 October 2011).

Download the 2011 concept paper (PDF)