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‘Hate Speech’ Explained: A Toolkit
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
London | 2015 | 88 p.
ISBN 978-1-910793-25-1
Corporate author: 
Europe and North America
© ARTICLE 19, 2015

In this toolkit, ARTICLE 19 provides a guide to identifying ’hate speech‘ and how effectively counter it, while protecting the rights to freedom of expression and equality. It responds to a growing demand for clear guidance on identifying “hate speech,” and for responding to the challenges ‘hate speech’ poses within a human rights framework.

The toolkit is guided by the principle that coordinated and focused action taken to promote the rights to freedom of expression and equality is essential for fostering a tolerant, pluralistic and diverse democratic society in which all human rights can be realised for all people.


Resource Type: 
Toolkits and practical guides
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Human rights / Human dignity
Preventing violent extremism
Social justice / Equity
Level of education: 
Primary education
Secondary education
Higher education
Non-formal education


Hate speech; Freedom of expression; Human rights; Equality