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The ‘unsocial’ facets of social media platforms

The ‘unsocial’ facets of social media platforms

By Luiz Valério P. Trindade, PhD The current ubiquitous presence of social media in people’s lives on a global scale and the increasing trend of divisionism and polarization fostered in this environment raises an important reflection: How ‘social’has  this disruptive technology really become? The sociologist James M. Henslin advocates that ‘society makes us humans’, and…

Hating the coronavirus is pointless. But no good will come from turning anxieties and anger against Chinese people

Hating the coronavirus is pointless. But no good will come from turning anxieties and anger against Chinese people

By Mark Walters, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Sussex, and co-Director of the International Network for Hate Studies Just over two months ago Mandy Huang was shouted at by a man who told her to “Take your f****** coronavirus back home!” Her friend who tried to intervene bore the brunt of the offender’s rage…

Minimising the collateral damage of hate crime: Some tips from Belarusian journalists and editors for sensitive media reporting

Minimising the collateral damage of hate crime: Some tips from Belarusian journalists and editors for sensitive media reporting

By Paul Iganski & Andrei Klikunou (Illustration: Andra Voinea) The media play a significant role in spreading news about hate crime. The same goes for other types of crime. Hate crime can be different, however—especially so when the impact upon victims and communities is considered. This will be well known to hate crime specialists reading…

After a Decade of Rising Islamophobia, It’s Time to Reconfigure and Rethink Understanding

After a Decade of Rising Islamophobia, It’s Time to Reconfigure and Rethink Understanding

The publication of my new book, “Reconfiguring Islamophobia: a radical rethinking of a contested concept”(Palgrave) marks a decade since the publication of my first book on the topic (“Islamophobia”, Ashgate). In that time, much has changed. In 2010, religiously-motivated hate crimes had yet to be included in official data, the English Defence League was in its infancy,…

Hate, Politics, Law – Critical Perspectives on Combating Hate

Hate, Politics, Law – Critical Perspectives on Combating Hate

Thomas Brudholm and Birgitte Schepelern Johansen Hate has become a political outcast in liberal democracies. Whether expressed in speech, enacted in everyday criminal conduct, or seen as the fuel of terror and extremism, hate is considered a vice, an evil, and a threat. In public discourse, hate is typically ascribed to the Other (criminals, enemies,…

Have Ethnic-Minority Transwomen been forgotten?

Have Ethnic-Minority Transwomen been forgotten?

Author’s Bio: Isabelle Ehiorobo is a 3rd year Law undergraduate studying at the University of Sussex. Isabelle has interests in tackling social justice issues through writing, campaigning and public speaking . She aspires to practice as a Human Rights Lawyer worldwide and also aims to pursue her passion for writing, ultimately becoming an author. Have…

Expectations of the Model Hate Crime Victim

Expectations of the Model Hate Crime Victim

Author: Caroline Erentzen (MA, JD, PhD Candidate/Psychology) is a senior PhD Candidate in Psychology (York University) and holds a JD from Queen’s University. Her primary research focuses on hate crimes, including the role of model victim prototypes and schematic processing in observer reactions to such crimes.  Her larger research sits at the intersection of psychology and the law,…

‘Conference Proceedings Conference on Hate Crimes in South East Europe’: A Review

‘Conference Proceedings Conference on Hate Crimes in South East Europe’: A Review

By: Joanna Perry As Bogdanić and Rakić point out in this volume, hate crimes have been with us ‘since the distant past’. Indeed, people acting on their racism, homophobia, disablism, and religious intolerance in harmful and discriminatory ways across the world is hardly new. However, as the contributions to this book illustrate, understanding and addressing…

Of Hate Hierarchies and Other Animals (Act 2)

Of Hate Hierarchies and Other Animals (Act 2)

By Dr Natalie Alkiviadou,(PhD, LLM, LLB), lecturer in European Law and Human Rights at the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus and Director of AEQUITAS, an NGO working on human rights education. A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog post on how international and European law, which is relevant to challenging hate speech, is marred…

A new Hate Crime Act is needed to address vast ‘justice gap’ for hate crime in England and Wales

A new Hate Crime Act is needed to address vast ‘justice gap’ for hate crime in England and Wales

By Dr Mark Walters, co-Director of the International Network for Hate Studies It is almost twenty years since the UK Government enacted specific race hate crime offences (ss. 28-32 Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (CDA)). Since then, the legislation has been amended to include religious-based hate crimes, while sentencing provisions that prescribe sexual orientation, disability…

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