This database section allows to search here for international, European and national case law and rulings as well as decisions by courts, and decisions, reports, findings by human rights or equality bodies and organisations, relating to hate crime and incitement to hate speech, hate crime and discrimination against Muslims.
The Council for Broadcasting and Retransmission (RVR) fined the broadcaster of Žilina-based Radio Frontinus for a talk show attended by Milan Mazurek, MP of the far-right People’s Party – Our Slovakia (ĽSNS). The talk show was broadcast on 2 October 2016. The RVR claimed it was not impartial as Mazurek was the only guest. Moreover, RVR also sanctioned the radio with a notice of law violation for Mazurek’s offensive statements against Roma and Muslim migrants.
The case concerned the conviction of Mr Belkacem, the leader and spokesperson of the organisation “Sharia4Belgium”, which was dissolved in 2012, for incitement to discrimination, hatred and violence on account of remarks he made in YouTube videos concerning non-Muslim groups and Sharia.
The case concerned the ban on the wearing in public of clothing that partly or totally covers the face.
Ms Belcacemi and Ms Oussar present themselves as Muslims who have decided on their own initiative to wear the niqab on account of their religious convictions.
On 26 July 2011, Ms Belcacemi and Ms Oussar brought actions for the suspension and annulment of the law before the Constitutional Court. Their cases were dismissed by that court.
The Harju County Court convicted a man for attacking and beating a male Pakistani citizen at a sports club. The victim suffered external injuries on the face, neck, arms and legs, but ambulance was not required. The fight was witnessed by the victim’s partner and one of the sports club's members.
Austria / Regional Court Korneuburg / 505 Hv 109/16y
Refugees & Asylum seekers
The defendant posted on several facebook pages the following: "Adolf Hitler needed to be alive and instead of killing innocent Jews, he should put all asylum seekers into a large hall and burn them alive." In addition, in response to an online newspaper article referring to 45 refugees being abandoned on the motorway, he posted a comment stating: "Away with the muck!!!!!".
The Local Government of Ásotthalom, a town at the Serbian-Hungarian borders, adopted Local Governmental Decree no. 12/2014. on 23 November 2016 on the 'General rules of community coexistence'. The decree contained a prohibition on Islamic call to prayer activities, and wearing Muslim headscarves, chador, niqab, or burkini in the town of Ásotthalom. The decree also included a ban on the construction of any mosques and minarets in the town.
The case concerns online incitement to hatred and violence. More concretely, the defendant (J.H.) was indicted for posting an image on Facebook showing two snipers lying in a trench with machine guns, with the caption "The fastest asylum procedure in Germany ... rejects up to 1,400 requests per minute".
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