Clive Baldwin presents the regulation of free speech and hate offences under international law, in particular under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. He further presents the principles contained in the United Nation’s Rabat Plan of Action concerning the prohibition of hate speech. He lastly gives a critical overview of the recent case law of the European Court of Human Rights on blasphemy laws.

e-Presentation | November 2018 | Learning time: 33 minutes

Clive Baldwin  

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Emma Llansó explains the problem of private law enforcement when addressing online hate speech: the enforcement of Terms of Service/Community Guidelines and the calls on private actors to interpret, apply, or enforce the law. She gives an overview of the models of private law enforcement and identifies accountability as its main problem. She clarifies the implication for the European Convention of Human Rights, especially Article 10 and 13, and broaches the issue of automation in content moderation.

e-Presentation | November 2018 | Learning time: 43 minutes

Emma Llansó

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Peter Stern presents the community standards as well as the principles and the process of policymaking at Facebook, in particular with regard to hate speech. He explains the procedure for tracking down and removing harmful content on social media and puts this into a European context.

e-Presentation | November 2018 | Learning time: 42 minutes

Peter Stern

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Michal Bobek


e-Presentation | October 2014 | Learning time: 60 minutes

Michal Bobek

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Prof Jeff Kenner


e-Presentation | November 2013 | Learning time: 34 minutes

Prof Jeff Kenner

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Kris Pollet


e-Presentation | October 2013 | Learning time: 31 minutes

Kris Pollet

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Constantin Hruschka


e-Presentation | October 2013 | Learning time: 47 minutes

Constantin Hruschka

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