A Webinar Series: Debating Challenges for Minority Protection

A Webinar Series: Debating Challenges for Minority Protection
Date
2 July 2020, 1.30pm - 3.00pm
Type
Seminar
Venue
ONLINE
Description

Sejal Parmar, School of Law at the University of Sheffield (UK)

Nighat Dad, Digital Rights Foundation (Pakistan)

Lecia Brookes, Southern Poverty Law Centre (USA)

Iulius Rostas, National School of Political Science and Administration in Bucharest and Central European University (Romania)

Fernand de Varennes, UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues

Moderator: Kyriaki Topidi, European Centre for Minority Issues

Webinar 2: The critical challenges of tackling hate speech, xenophobic rhetoric and incitement to hatred against minorities

Hate speech, xenophobic rhetoric and incitement to hatred against minorities, including on social media, is one of the thematic priorities chosen by the Special Rapporteur on minority issues. This also reflects initiatives on hate speech spearheaded by the UN Secretary General. At the 2020 regional forums and UN Forum on Minority Issues, this significant and timely topic will be discussed to highlight the significance of the promotion and protection of the human rights of minorities in combatting these practices. This webinar will identify the issues, patterns, and impacts of ‘hate speech’ and explore appropriate response.

For further information and to register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zisA3SzLTV-wZppfcnIpdw

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Contact

Sean Waller
s.waller@tomlantosinstitute.hu
020 7862 8871