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Online Hate Speech in the EU: Legal Responses

  • Seminar for legal practitioners

, 12 December 2019 – 13 December 2019

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This seminar will explore the legal challenges faced by practitioners when addressing online hate speech complaints and provide a forum for discussion of possible solutions.

Key topics

  • Hate speech regulation and case law developments
  • Assessment of harmful content
  • Liability exception regime under the e-Commerce Directive
  • Law enforcement by private actors
  • Use of artificial intelligence (AI) in tackling hate speech
  • Format of complaint procedures
  • Political expression v. hate speech
  • Obtaining evidence from online platforms
  • Rules & Terms of Service

Who should attend?

Lawyers in private practice, in-house counsel, judges, prosecutors, legal staff of national administrations, international organisations and NGOs.
Fees in €:
EU and ERA patrons
Young lawyers and other groups
Discount Voucher Code (see details below)
More details about the fees and discounts

Early registration discount
10 % before 12.11.2019

Discounts available
25 % - For young lawyers up to 30 years of age (important: the participant must provide a copy or details of his or her passport or identity card on registration); Full-time staff of universities or comparable academic institutions; Staff of charitable organisations or comparable institutions

25 % - Discount Voucher Code
If you have a discount voucher code, please click on the option above and enter the code in the Voucher Field when you register.

40% - For Staff of European Union institutions and agencies; Staff of ERA’s patrons: all EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom), the German states, Scotland and the City of Trier.

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