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Threshold test on hate speech now available in 32 languages
Threshold test on hate speech now available in 32 languages
Free speech vs. Hate speech: A one-pager by the UN Human Rights Office offers a framework test to identify cases of incitement to hatred, now translated into 32 languages, thanks to Facebook.
15 May 2020
Beirut Declaration enhances role of religions in promoting human rights
Beirut Declaration enhances role of religions in promoting human rights
Finding common ground among diverse faith groups results in a new multi-faith initiative to protect religious freedom and uphold human rights.
12 April 2017
Striking a balance between freedom of expression and the prohibition of incitement to hatred
Striking a balance between freedom of expression and the prohibition of incitement to hatred
Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kyung-wha Kang says, “Freedom of religion cannot exist if freedom of expression is not respected.” The two are “mutually dependent and reinforcing”, she says.
23 October 2012
Freedom of expression and new media
Freedom of expression and new media
For the first time the UN Human Rights Committee considers new media in the context of the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, stressing that access must be protected.
1 September 2011
Practical measures to promote a culture of tolerance
Practical measures to promote a culture of tolerance
Experts at a UN Human Rights Council panel discuss possible practical measures to promote a culture of tolerance and peace.
15 July 2011
Solutions sought on incitement to hatred in Africa
Solutions sought on incitement to hatred in Africa
A regional workshop addresses incitement to national, racial and religious hatred in Africa.
27 April 2011
Expert workshop on the prohibition of incitement to hatred
Expert workshop on the prohibition of incitement to hatred
Experts meet in Vienna to focus on the implementation of the prohibition of incitement to national, racial or religious hatred in Europe.
18 February 2011

OHCHR and the Rabat Plan of Action
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