Parmar at the UN Forum on Minority Issues

November 16, 2020

Our Fellow, Sejal Parmar will be speaking at the plenary of the thirteenth session of the UN Forum on Minority Issues on 19 and 20 November.

The subject of this year's forum is 'Hate Speech, Social Media and Minorities'. Expressions of online hate speech and discrimination mainly target minorities and often create a climate of exclusion, intolerance, hostility and even violence. The Forum will analyze practices, challenges, opportunities and initiatives in addressing hate speech in social media against the minorities, in line with the principles and rights enshrined in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities and other relevant international instruments.