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Čeferin, R. (2012), 'Citizens in tracksuits and hate speech' ( 'Državljani v trenirkah in sovražni govor'), Pravna praksa, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 14−15.

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Type of publication

Academic article

Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution



Čeferin, R

Main Thematic Focus

Incitement to hatred or violence

Target Population

Migrants People with migrant background

Key findings

The article is a response to the so called Tomaž Majer derogation post which targeted immigrants, now citizens, from the former Yugoslav republics. The author highlights the European Court of Human Rights (EctHR) judgment Le Pen v. France, in which ECtHR agreed with Le Pen conviction before the domestic courts. The author further points out that, in his letter, Majer wrote words that, after the intensity of stigmatizing and violating the right to the personal dignity of a minority, significantly exceeded Le Pen’s words. At the same time, the author emphasizes that Le Pen was punished, despite having made hate speech statements in the context of a political debate, as an elected representative of the people, while in the case of Majer, this was not the case, and therefore the restriction of the right to freedom of expression should be even more intense.

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

Qualitative methods, legal analysis, legal comparative method

Sample details and representativeness

Not relevant

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