INHS Biennial Conference December 2 & 3, 2020

Hate, Democracy, and Human Rights.
INHS Biennial Conference December 2 and 3, 2020.

Co-hosted by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe – Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the University of Plymouth.

Sessions and Speakers

Video presentations of papers (our asynchronous papers) are on the website here. These papers are in the following areas:

  • Hate crime and hate speech
  • Legislating against hate crime: law, policy, interpretation
  • Extremism and counter-extremism
  • Protection of and assistance to hate crime victims
  • Hate crime specialization – police, prosecution, civil society….
  • Evidence: proving hate
  • Data gaps: local, national and international
  • Teaching “hate” at universities
  • Hate crime victims: evidencing impact
  • Thin line between institutional and individual discrimination and prejudice
  • Critical approaches to hate studies

The keynote speaker sessions held during the conference are available to view by clicking on the links beneath the titles below:

Hate as threat to democracy and human rights Plenary 1 (10:00 – 12:00 GMT, 2020-12-02).
View here

Opening remarks: Zoë James (University of Plymouth, UK)
Kishan Manocha (Head, Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department, OSCE/ODIHR)
Speakers: Dermana Seta (Adviser on intolerance against Muslims, OSCE/ODIHR)
Thomas Brudholm (University of Copenhagen)
Evin Incir (MEP, European Parliament, co-President of ARDI group)
Aryeh Tuchman (Center on Extremism, Anti-Defamation League)

Challenging Transphobia Nationally and Internationally Discussion 1 (14:00 – 16:00 GMT, 2020-12-02). View here

Discussants: Tuisina Ymania Brown (ILGA – The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association)
Sanjar Kurmanov (TGEU – Transgender Europe)
Éirénne Carroll (TENI – Transgender Equality Network Ireland)

Towards an international understanding of hate crime Discussion 2 (18:00 – 19:30 GMT, 2020-12-02). View here

Discussants: Gay McDougall (Former Vice-Chair, United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination)
Stefano Valenti (Head of No Hate Speech Cooperation Unit, Anti-discrimination Department, CoE)
Paul Giannasi (National Police Chiefs’ Council, United Kingdom)

Black Lives Matter, Hate Crime, and Policing Discussion 3 (10:00 – 12:00 GMT, 2020-12-03).
View here

Discussants: Lecia Brooks (Southern Poverty Law Centre, United States of America)
Domenica Ghidei Biidu (Vice-Chair, European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance, CoE)
Professor Kehinde Andrews (Birmingham City University, UK)

Traversing disciplines, practices, and institutions Discussion 4 (14:00 – 16:00 GMT, 2020-12-03). View here

Discussants: Karoline Fernández de la Hoz Zeitler (Director, Observatory of Racism and Xenophobia, Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, Spain)
Katrin Hugendubel (Advocacy Director, ILGA – The International Lesbian, Gay, Biesual, Trans and Intersex Association)
Alexander Kondakov, University College Dublin

From COVID to Cohesion – Drawing pathways for the future Plenary 2 (18:00 – 19:30 GMT, 2020-12-03). View here

Speakers: Graeme Reid (Human Rights Watch)
Professor Barbara Perry (Ontario Tech University, Canada)

Please note: During the conference there will be online opportunities for networking provided after each of the daytime sessions.

Download your Conference Handbook HERE

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