They refer to migrants, LGBT populations, and those seen as “the others”, such as minorities, as particularly vulnerable. The thirty experts “call on public officials and politicians, as well as the media, to assume their collective responsibility to promote societies that are tolerant and inclusive”. Curbing hate speech is not an attack against freedom of expression, just the opposite, the letter continues: “Freedom of expression serves as a vital tool to counter hate speech”.
Workshop digest: Promoting human rights as an atrocity prevention mechanism: engaging armed and security forces and non-state actors
As part of its efforts to anchor atrocity prevention in International Geneva, GAAMAC co-organized a workshop at the Geneva Peace Week.