The Legal Regulation of Hate Speech on the Internet and its Conflict with Freedom of Expression

19 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2016

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Ioannis Iglezakis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Law, Economic and Political Sciences

Date Written: December 26, 2016

Abstract

The Internet with its unique ability of communication of one-to-many and many-to-many and its potential for anonymous and mobile interaction has become the new frontier for the dissemination of hate speech. To deal with this issue, many countries have enacted legislation criminalizing hate speech, but also international legal acts have been introduced for the harmonization of national legislations. In this paper, the regulations of hate speech on the Internet on an international level are presented and its conflict with the right to freedom of expression is explored.

Keywords: Hate speech, freedom of expression, Internet, Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime

Suggested Citation

Iglezakis, Ioannis, The Legal Regulation of Hate Speech on the Internet and its Conflict with Freedom of Expression (December 26, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2890337 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2890337

Ioannis Iglezakis (Contact Author)

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Law, Economic and Political Sciences ( email )

Thessaloniki, 54248
Greece

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