In states where hate speech is prohibited by law, judicial remedies are, in no way an effective alternative to a swift condemnation from political leaders. In some cases, judicial remedies can even serve as an excuse for politicians to evade their own responsibility to speak out against hatred.

Human Rights Groups Unite to Support Non-Judicial Methods to Combat Racist Hate Speech | Human Rights First – a response from a group of US-based human rights organisations to the CERD discussion on racist hate speech earlier this week in Geneva.

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