12 to 13 December 2019 Trier, Germany

Online Hate Speech in the EU: Legal Responses

Published 3 years, 8 months ago


This seminar will explore the legal challenges faced by practitioners when addressing online hate speech complaints and provide a forum for discussion of possible solutions.

Key topics

  • Hate speech regulation and case law development
  • Assessment of harmful content
  • Liability exception regime under the e-Commerce Directive
  • Law enforcement by private actors
  • Use of artificial intelligence (AI) in tackling hate speech
  • Format of complaint procedures
  • Political expression v. hate speech
  • Obtaining evidence from online platforms
  • Rules & Terms of Service


Petros Alikakos, President, Court of General Jurisdiction, Athens; CEPEJ Expert

María Elósegui, Judge, European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg

Vittoria Federici, Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Product Policy, Facebook, London

Paul Harvey, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers, London; Advocate, Arnot Manderson Advocates, Edinburgh

Louisa Klingvall, Policy Officer, Fundamental rights Policy Unit, DG JUST, European Commission, Brussels

Norbert Lorenz, Director for Parliamentary and Financial Affairs, Legal Service, European Parliament, Luxembourg