Constraining Hate

Constraining Hate

Support our journalism. Become a Patron!
September 3, 2013

How to constrain hate campaigns is the subject of a recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights. While the ruling regarding Hungarian fascist associations and their threatening behavior toward Roma (Gypsies) is not an indigenous issue, it contains discussion applicable to hate crimes and hate campaigns against indigenous peoples. As I noted in my comment on the article at Minorities in Focus, outlawing threatening behavior, be it in print or on the street, seems more effective than banning associations or political parties. Seizing financial assets involved in promoting hate crimes thus becomes a useful deterrent, justified as a response to unlawful rather than merely offensive behavior.

We're fighting for our lives

Indigenous Peoples are putting their bodies on the line and it's our responsibility to make sure you know why. That takes time, expertise and resources - and we're up against a constant tide of misinformation and distorted coverage. By supporting IC you're empowering the kind of journalism we need, at the moment we need it most.

independent uncompromising indigenous
Except where otherwise noted, articles on this website are licensed under a Creative Commons License