Hate speech and crime
Study on the legal framework applicable to racist or xenophobic hate speech and hate crime in the EU Member States
Client: DG JUST
The project was conducted to help the European Commission evaluate the added value and impacts of Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law in the Member States.
To support the European Commission, Milieu Ltd and its partner ICF-GHK Consulting provided:
1. updated information on the legally binding and non-binding rules adopted, and the institutions set up by the Member States to fight against racist or xenophobic hate speech, and hate crime based on a racist or xenophobic motivation;
2. factual information on the practical implementation of the existing legal and institutional frameworks by presenting data on the number and type of cases related to the offenses covered by the Framework Decision, which have been reported to and dealt with by the competent national authorities.