The seminar gathered experts and other stakeholders from Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania, Estonia and Croatia with the aim to discuss the current situation and challenges in regards to hate speech, outline best practices on how to tackle online and offline hate speech, how to empower young people and promote civic participation of migrants and minorities in addressing hate speech and promoting tolerance.
Guidelines and videos: what are hate crimes, hate speech and what to do if you have experienced or witnessed hate crime.
What is a hate crime? What is hate speech? What to do if you are attacked? What to do if you witness a hate crime? Read these guidelines and watch four videos in order to find answers to these questions. Subtitles in English, Latvian and Russian are available for each video.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has specifically followed the measures put in place by all EU countries to limit the spread of the pandemic and such measures affect fundamental rights. Both the joint report and the reports of each EU Member State, including Latvia, are available. Latvia's reports are compiled by the Latvian Human Rights Centre.
During the past two years, the sCAN partners have worked together closely to analyse and monitor hate speech online and to develop online and offline trainings. We made our insights available to the larger public and contributed to building capacities in civil society to combat hate speech together.
Latvian Centre for Human Rights will not be consulting clients in person from 14 March until 9 June. Please use general e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org A state of emergency has been declared in the country to prevent the spreading of coronavirus COVID-19. For updates and safety measures please follow (in English) https://spkc.gov.lv/en/news/get/nid/530