Country

Slovenia Slovenia

Title

Slovenia, The Human Rights Ombudsman of the Republic of Slovenia (Varuh človekovih pravic RS), Annual Report for 2013

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Year

2013

Type of publication

Survey - quantitative research

Geographical coverage

National

Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Human rights or equality body

Institution

The Human Rights Ombudsman of the Republic of Slovenia | Varuh človekovih pravic RS

Main Thematic Focus

Hate speech

Target Population

General population

Key findings

The Ombudsman condemns hate speech and discusses about appropriate responses to hate speech. The Ombudsman expresses a view that (s)he joins those who believe that punishment and criminal prosecution are not the right answer to hate speech and that these phenomena cannot be eliminated with such measures. Instead, “the public response and public condemnation of unacceptable practices are of particular importance.”

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

Descriptive presentation of activities, observations, recommendations of the Ombudsman.

Sample details and representativeness

Not relevant.

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