Countering Hate speech & Incitement in South Sudan
Genocide is the ultimate hate crime. Hate speech and hate crime are precursors to identity-based atrocity crimes. In fragile states they are not always monitored and there are few interventions that seek to reverse divisive attitudes and dangerous ideologies. More can be done to intervene earlier on, with monitoring, human rights education or taking cases against hate speech and hate crime. In South Sudan Rights for Peace is working with a youth organisation on strengthening capacities to identify and counter hate speech and incitement to violence based on prejudice.
Legal Research & Advocacy
We have several research projects ongoing, including one with the Human Rights Law Clinic at SOAS, London University, which will produce a Study on the implementation of hate speech and incitement provisions (ICCPR, Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination) in 5 countries.