Global Freedom of Expression


Hate Speech & Incitement to Violence Against LGBTI Persons

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  • Themes
    Violence Against Speakers / Impunity, Gender Expression, Hate Speech

Published in 2015, the report “Hate Speech and Incitement to Violence Against LGBTI Persons in the Americas”  provides an overview of the Inter-American legal framework concerning hate speech and incitement to violence. It also identifies and analyses various non-legal measures and good practices that can contribute to prevent and counter hate speech. The overall goal of the report is to establish the basis for an understanding of the scope of hate speech and allow for the development and implementation of effective responses. Although this report primarily addresses the obligations of States, it also examines the significant role that media can play in the implementation of varied strategies to prevent and combat hate speech

This report was jointly prepared by the Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Office of the Rapporteur on the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Persons and the IACHR Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression.