The guide aims to provide a tool on how to identify, recognize and effectively combat "hate speech" while protecting the rights to freedom of expression and equality.
The guide is divided into two basic sections;
First, we present that "hate speech" does not have a single definition under international human rights law, but is a broad concept that encompasses a variety of expressions. The Guide presents a typology that can be used to identify and distinguish between different forms of 'hate speech' according to their weight and in light of States' obligations under international human rights law. (Part I)
Second, guidance on what policies state and non-state actors can develop to maximize opportunities to combat hate speech while creating an environment that enables freedom of expression and equality and addresses the underlying causes of 'hate speech'. provides. (Part II)
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