HILAC Lecture

[HILAC Lecture] Hate speech and incitement: International criminal and humanitarian law perspectives

23 January 2024
Audrey Fino, Uladzislau Belavusau, Predrag Dojčinović, Alphons M. M. Orie

In recent years, the United Nations has remarked on a worldwide surge in hate speech and incitement, considering them ‘a menace to democratic values, social stability and peace.’ In addition, hate speech and incitement are regularly recognised as early warning signs of the mass violation of human rights, and the perpetration of international crimes. This HILAC lecture, organised in collaboration with the University of Groningen and the IHCL Platform, critically discusses the opportunities and difficulties in identifying a holistic and integrated definition of hate speech and incitement in international law.