Hate Crime and Hate Speech in Europe: Comprehensive Analysis of International Law Principles, EU-wide Study and National Assessments (European Commission)

The report examines the European and international law principles applicable for the prevention and repression of hate crimes, and in particular, hate speech. It analyses the role of international law, the European Union, and the Council of Europe in tackling hate-based crimes, and the relationships between hate speech and racism, discrimination, and freedom of expression. The paper also contains a comparative analysis of national legislation and its effectiveness on hate crime and hate speech across the union. Moreover, the study offers in-depth national reports that examine the respective legal frameworks and procedures, existing procedural and reporting mechanisms and jurisprudence related to discrimination, hate crime, hate speech.


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“The report provides a comprehensive overview of the contributions made by almost four thousand contributors who participated in the public consultation.” https://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Legislating_for_Hate_Speech_and_Hate_Crime_in_Ireland_Web.pdf/Files/Legislating_for_Hate_Speech_and_Hate_Crime_in_Ireland_Web.pdf

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