Hate speech – What is it and how is it tackled? Participate to a seminar!


INVITATION to a seminar Tue 29th Nov at 8.30-16.15


What is hate speech and who is targeted by it? What is the difference between a hate crime and hate speech? What kind of hate speech is punishable by law? What is the responsibility of authorities – and do authorities have adequate measures and the will to tackle hate speech? What about the role of media or the responsibility of politicians?

What: Seminar on hate speech
Where: Metsätalo, Lecture room 1 (Unioninkatu 40, Helsinki)
When: Tuesday 29th November at 8.30-16.15
Organizers: Ihmisoikeusliitto (Finnish League for Human Rights), the Council of Europe and its ECRI European Commission against Racism and Intolerance in cooperation with the Human Rights Centre (Ihmisoikeuskeskus) and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Finland

For more information (including information on accessibility) and preliminary program please visit https://ihmisoikeusliitto.fi/hate-speech-seminar/. The program will be updated and most speakers announced as soon as possible.

The seminar is free of charge and open for everyone. Coffees and a light lunch will be served during the seminar day. The seminar will be held in English and Finnish, and simultaneous interpretation will be available (Finnish Sign Language, Finnish, English, Swedish).

Registration is required for all participants, so please register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cMfqtEcA9JHbe0pQh9rLooORv0UAVz6ZBm_7nHL4G9Q/. Act fast as the seminar will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is now open and will close when the seminar is full or latest on 21st November. Feel free to share the invitation!

You are warmly welcome to the seminar to learn new things, to share your experiences and to network!


Eerika Salminen
Ihmisoikeusliitto / Finnish League for Human Rights


+358 44 740 4932