Council of Europe and Internet Hate Speech

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on November 9, 2002

The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers issued a press release on November 7 stating their adoption of a supplemental protocal to the Convention on Cybercrime. It is titled, Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime Concerning the Criminalisation of Acts of a Racist and Xenophobic Nature Committed Through Computer Systems. See also their Explanatory Report on the protocol.
The 44 member states will have the opportunity to become signatories to the protocal during the January 2003 EU Parlimentary session.

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