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Dutch politician acquitted of inciting discrimination with anti-Islam rhetoric
Geert Wilders, a far-right anti-immigration and anti-Islamic populist who is leader of the opposition in the Dutch Parliament, was acquitted Friday in a Netherlands appeals court for inciting discrimination.The court agreed with an earlier decisi (More)
Dutch ban on face coverings takes effect but lacks willing enforcement
The Netherlands' Partial Ban on Face-Covering Clothing Act went into effect on Thursday but is expected to be rendered ineffective as both Dutch police and transport companies have expressed reluctance to enforce the law.Commonly referred to as a (More)
Germany cabinet approves bill requiring social networks to remove hate speech
The cabinet of German Chancellor Angela Merkel approved draft legislation on Wednesday that would impose fines on social media websites for failing to delete users' entries that violate German hate speech laws. The fines could reportedly be as high (More)
UN rights chief urges international community to target hate speech
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein marked the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Tuesday by making a statement emphasizing the importance of curtailing hate speech. Highlighting the racially mot (More)
Netherlands proposes law empowering government to block telecommunications mergers
The Netherlands has proposed new legislation that will empower its government to block or undo mergers in the telecommunications sector. According to a statement from the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs , the industries covered in this bil (More)
Dutch justice minister resigns amid accusations of connection to drug trafficker
The Minister of Security and Justice for the Netherlands resigned Friday, making him the third member of the Dutch government to resign amid a scandal involving a USD $2.1 million deal made between prosecutors and a drug trafficker. Ard van der Steur (More)
UK to ban extremist group under terror laws
The UK government said Monday it will use its terrorism laws to ban a neo-Nazi group, marking the first time such a step has been taken. The move would make it a crime [Guardian report] to be a member of, wear insignia, or work with the National Ac (More)
Netherlands court finds right wing party leader Geert Wilders guilty of hate speech
The Dutch disctrict court of Haarlem said Friday that Geert Wilders, the leader of the Dutch right wing political party, Party for Freedom , has been convicted of inciting discrimination. The incident in question happened in March 2014 during a pol (More)
Dutch nationalist politician facing trial for inciting hatred
Dutch nationalist politician Geert Wilders went on trial in absentia Monday after being charged with discrimination and inciting hatred due to statements he made on the campaign trial in 2014. Wilders is the leader and founder of the Party for Free (More)
UN rights chief criticizes western demagogue leaders
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Monday unleashed a scathing criticism of Western "demagogues," accusing them of spreading populist xenophobia and racism. At issue for Zeid was the recent eleven point manifesto releas (More)
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