Hate speech characteristics

According to the recommendation adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in 1997, hate speech constitutes all forms of expression which incites, disseminates, encourages or justifies racial hatred, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and all forms of intolerance, including nationalism, ethnocentrism, discrimination or hostility towards minorities or migrants.

It is important to be aware of the methods used by radical groups to create an atmosphere of intolerance in the society and incite hatred against various groups.

Identification of hate speech