Hate speech, in the light of the legal practice of the ECtHR

23. 01. 2023

On January 19-20, 2023, at the National Institute of Justice, took place the training dedicated to the particularities of the ECtHR case-law on hate speech. The event brought together judges and prosecutors, who were mentored by Romanita Iordache and Natalia Alkiviadou, consultants of the Council of Europe, and Janeta Hanganu, lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights.

The seminar shared best legal practices in managing hate speech cases, including through the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, and shared experiences and ideas for improving mechanisms to combat discrimination and hate speech in the Republic of Moldova. At the same time, the training program aimed at identifying prejudices and stereotypes, legal examples of dealing with discrimination cases, as well as solving case studies that were developed on the basis of judgments issued by the European Court.

The activity was organized by the National Institute of Justice and the joint regional project of the European Union and the Council of Europe “Strengthening the access to justice through non-judiciary redress mechanisms for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in Eastern Partnership countries”, implemented under the program "Partnership for good Governance II, 2019-2022".