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Mission in Kosovo organised roundtables for police in the North to discuss hate speech

Category
Mission Activity
Date(s)
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Subject
Police development and reform
Subject
Police development and reform
Date(s)
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Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
human rights, international standards, hate crime, freedom of expression

Summary

On 11 and 12 October, the Mission organized a roundtable for 60 Kosovo Police officers from police stations of Mitrovica/Mitrovicë North, Zubin Potok, Zvečan/Zveçan and Leposavić/Leposaviq, with an aim to increase their knowledge and understanding of hate speech. Following a session organized at the regional level which generated great interest among the participants, it was agreed with the police management of Mitrovica/Mitrovicë North Region to replicate the workshop on the station level. Participants were provided with an overview of international human rights standards and domestic laws related to freedom of expression, hate speech and hate crimes. The sessions also focused on understanding the fine line between freedom of expression and hate speech, and between hate speech and hate crime, through analysis of case studies and practical examples provided by participants.

Information

Added on
11 Jan 2017
Origin
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Region
Serbia, OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Keywords
human rights, international standards, hate crime, freedom of expression
Rights
OSCE