Consequences of hate speech

27 june, 2014
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27 june 2014 à 11:51

The Hate Speech Watch is focusing on victims of hate crimes in July 2014. The followers of the Movement are invited to report any online hate content that is targetting victims of hate crime, people who already suffered from severe consequences of hate speech. Report hate content that reviles or blasphames victims of hate crimes in history, or victims who suffered and survived hate crimes recently. Report the denial of any genocide, or justification of any massacre. Report hate speech that encourages people to commit hate crimes and physically attack other people bassed on their different characteristics.The Movement is inviting YOU to remember all those victims of hate crimes all around Europe and express their solidarity so that it cannot happen agan. Express your views and promote human rights for all.

Hate crimes are criminal acts motivated by bias or prejudice towards particular groups of people. Violence and crime known as hate crime are motivated by racism, xenophobia, religious intolerance, a person or group disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, political views or other form of intolerance. Incidents may involve physical assault, damage to property, bullying, harassment and murder. Forms of expression that are motivated by, demonstrate or encourage hostility towards a group — or a person because of their perceived membership of that group — are commonly referred to as “hate speech”. Since hate speech may encourage or accompany hate crime, the two are interlinked.· Up to 74% of incidents of assault or threat suffered by members of minority or migrant groups in the European Union were not reported to the police by their victims;· Up to 90 % of incidents of serious harassment were not reported to the police in European Union;· 8 out of 10 lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender persons in the European Union who were victims of hate crime did not report them to the police;· up to 32% of Roma respondents in a survey released by the European Union were victims of assault, threat or serious harassment with a perceived racist motive in the 12 months leading up to the survey;· up to a third of Jewish people in another survey (5,900 respondents in total in nine European Union member states) personally experienced verbal or physical antisemitic violence.The main reasons for not reporting hate crime by the victims were lack of confidence in police and other state authorities to investigate properly the crimes. In case of less violent incidents, many of the targets consider them to be part of ‘daily life’, showing how deeply embedded racism and discrimination are still in our societies. Hate crime impacts human rights at three levels: individual, ‘group’ and society. At individual level, hate crime discriminates individuals and strips them of their dignity. At group level, hate crimes have the potential to reverberate among followers of the perpetrator, spark discrimination and spread fear and intimidation. At society level, hate crime jeopardises everyone’s human rights.


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