Switzerland: Court backs anti-racism NGO in minarets referendum free expression complaint

The case concerned a complaint by a non-governmental organisation that its right to freedom of expression had been infringed because the domestic courts had found that it had defamed a politician by classifying his remarks at a speech during a campaign ahead of a 2009 referendum on banning minarets in Switzerland as “verbal racism.”

Podcast: No Hate Speech movement focusses on fight against anti-Semitism

This week, activists from the No Hate Speech movement, met in Strasbourg, to develop new approaches to the fight against anti-Semitism.

Video: Stop anti-Semitism!

Today the Council of Europe’s No Hate Speech Movement is organising an action day under the slogan “Stop Antisemitism!” to help counter hate speech towards Jewish people.

Nils Muižnieks: Remembering the Holocaust is a human rights imperative

“Teaching remembrance of the Holocaust is a crucial safeguard against history and serious human rights violations repeating themselves,” the Commissioner for Human Rights declares today.

Switzerland: Court judgement in university professor anti-Semitism human rights row

The case concerned a judgment against the CICAD association in civil proceedings for describing statements by a university professor as anti-Semitic on its website.