Legal approaches to combatting hate speech

At the “Combating Hate Speech” panel discussion organized by Northern Justice Watch, in collaboration with its esteemed partners, David Matas provided valuable insights into legal mechanisms to counter hate speech, focusing on actionable steps that can be taken with web hosts and social media platforms to combat online hate speech effectively. His presentation underscored the importance of harnessing legal channels to hold those propagating hate speech accountable in the digital age.

Who is David Matas?

David Matas is an immigration, refugee and international human rights lawyer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He was member of the Canadian delegation to Rome conference in1998 which negotiated the treaty for the International Criminal Court. He led implementation seminars in Mongolia and Afghanistan, states parties to the Court treaty. In 2008, he was awarded the Order of Canada.

Read the complete speech of David Matas: