Latest hate speech ECHR decision (Belkacem v. Belgium)

The case concerned the conviction of Mr Belkacem, the leader and spokesperson of the organisation “Sharia4Belgium”, which was dissolved in 2012, for incitement to discrimination, hatred and violence on account of remarks he made in YouTube videos concerning non-Muslim groups and Sharia. (. . . ) In the Court’s view, such a general and vehement attack was incompatible with the values of tolerance, social peace and non-discrimination underlying the European Convention on Human Rights.”

Press release here http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng-press?i=003-5795519-7372789

Full decision here (in French) http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng-press?i=003-5795519-7372789

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