The Committee of Experts will be preparing a draft Recommendation on a comprehensive approach to addressing hate speech.

This recommendation will be adopted by the Committee of Ministers and will provide non-binding guidance for member State. It will build on the relevant case-law of the European Court of Human Rights and will pay special attention to the online environment in which most of today’s hate speech can be found. The Committee may also prepare other practical tools for member States and other relevant stakeholders.

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Due to the complex nature of hate speech the Expert Committee on Combating Hate Speech (ADI/MSI-DIS) is sub-ordinated to two Steering Committees: the Steering Committee on Anti-Discrimination and Inclusion (CDADI) and the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI).

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This committee was set up by the Committee of Ministers under Article 17 of the Statute of the Council of Europe and in accordance with Resolution CM/Res(2011)24 on intergovernmental committees and subordinate bodies, their terms of reference and working methods. More