By Odhran McCarthy and Sophie van de Meulengraaf
Today, the United Nations Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) has been invited at the Jo Cox Committee in Rome to present its work and discuss good practices in preventing and countering discrimination against vulnerable groups, with a special focus on hate crime and online hate speech.
Geneva 22 February 2016 − Expert panelists will discuss root causes behind the violent attacks and discrimination against people with albinism, when they meet at an event at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva (Room XXIII) on 7 March 2016 at 13:30.
Discrimination, hate speech, and hate crime all have destabilizing effects on societal cohesiveness and human rights. With the increasing use of various forms of communication technology in recent years, the threat posed by hate speech has grown. Words employed as weapons can be transmitted globally in a matter of seconds, fuelling prejudices and provoking physical hate crime.