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Religion, Hateful Expression and Violence

Religion, Hateful Expression and Violence
Florence, 8-9 April 2022

In the table below, you find podcasts from the conference on ‘Religion, Hateful Expression and Violence' organised by the Centre for International Law Research and Policy (CILRAP) and partners, with financial support from the Norwegian Government, in Florence on 8-9 April 2022. The conference is part of a wider research project that will also produce a videothek of lectures and a comprehensive anthology.

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Morten Bergsmo, Statements During the Florence Conference on Religion, Hateful Expression and Violence2022-05-03

Speaker: Morten Bergsmo (Director, CILRAP)

Topic: Statements During the Florence Conference on Religion, Hateful Expression and Violence

Date of recording: 8-9 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 23:43

Claus Kreß, Opening Statement to the Florence Conference on Religion, Hateful Expression and Violence2022-05-03

Speaker: Professor Claus Kreß (University of Cologne)

Topic: Opening Statement to the Florence Conference on Religion, Hateful Expression and Violence

Date of recording: 8 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 17:05

Ambassador Johan Vibe, Opening Statement to the Florence Conference on Religion, Hateful Expression and Violence2022-05-03

Speaker: H.E. Ambassador Johan Vibe (Norwegian Embassy in Rome)

Topic: Opening Statement to the Florence Conference on Religion, Hateful Expression and Violence

Date of recording: 8 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 09:47

David Donat-Cattin, Opening Statement to the Florence Conference on Religion, Hateful Expression and Violence2022-05-03

Speaker: Secretary-General David Donat-Cattin (Parliamentarians for Global Action)

Topic: Opening Statement to the Florence Conference on Religion, Hateful Expression and Violence

Date of recording: 8 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 09:00

ICC Prosecutor Karim A.A. Khan QC, Statement on Hate Speech in the Name of Religion2022-05-03

Speaker: Prosecutor Karim A.A. Khan QC (International Criminal Court)

Topic: Statement on Hate Speech in the Name of Religion

Date of recording: 8 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 37:02

Justice Dorit Beinisch, Drawing the Line Between the Preservation of Freedom of Religious Expression and the Fight Against Hate Speech and Incitement to Terrorism and Violence: The Perspective of a Judge and a Prosecutor2022-05-03

Speaker: Justice Dorit Beinisch (President (Ret.), Supreme Court of Israel)

Topic: Drawing the Line Between the Preservation of Freedom of Religious Expression and the Fight Against Hate Speech and Incitement to Terrorism and Violence: The Perspective of a Judge and a Prosecutor

Date of recording: 8 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 36:41

David Luban, Is There Anything Intrinsic to the World’s Religions that Makes Them Especially Prone to Hateful and Violence-Inspiring Speech?2022-05-03

Speaker: Professor David Luban (Georgetown University)

Topic: Is There Anything Intrinsic to the World’s Religions that Makes Them Especially Prone to Hateful and Violence-Inspiring Speech?

Date of recording: 8 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 37:34

Kishan Manocha, Relevant Activities and Recommendations by Intergovernmental Organizations on the Role of Religious Actors to Reduce Hate Speech, Including in Their Own Contexts or Communities2022-05-03

Speaker: Dr. Kishan Manocha (Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights)

Topic: Relevant Activities and Recommendations by Intergovernmental Organizations on the Role of Religious Actors to Reduce Hate Speech, Including in Their Own Contexts or Communities

Date of recording: 8 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 38:43

Andreas Indregård, Opening Statement to the Session on ‘Alleged Hate Speech in the Name of Buddhism: Myanmar Perspectives’2022-05-03

Speaker: Andreas Indregård (Regional Representative for Southeast Asia, Norwegian Centre for Conflict Resolution)

Topic: Opening Statement to the Session on ‘Alleged Hate Speech in the Name of Buddhism: Myanmar Perspectives’

Date of recording: 8 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 06:03

U Kyaw Tin, Mapping Some Controversial Public Utterances in Myanmar 2015-20202022-05-03

Speaker: U Kyaw Tin (US attorney)

Topic: Mapping Some Controversial Public Utterances in Myanmar 2015-2020

Date of recording: 8 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 26:44

Cardinal Charles M. Bo, Some Thoughts on Hate Speech in Myanmar2022-05-03

Speaker: H.E. Cardinal Charles M. Bo (Archbishop of Yangon)

Topic: Some Thoughts on Hate Speech in Myanmar

Date of recording: 8 April 2022

Place of recording: Yangon, Myanmar

Duration of recording: 23:54

Al Haj U Aye Lwin, A Myanmar Muslim’s Perspective2022-05-03

Speaker: Al Haj U Aye Lwin (Chief Convener, Islamic Centre for Myanmar)

Topic: A Myanmar Muslim’s Perspective

Date of recording: 8 April 2022

Place of recording: Yangon, Myanmar

Duration of recording: 15:09

Professor Emiliano J. Buis, Opening Statement to the Session on ‘Alleged Hate Speech in the Name of Hinduism: The Situation in India’2022-05-03

Speaker: Professor Emiliano J. Buis (University of Buenos Aires; CILRAP Research Fellow)

Topic: Opening Statement to the Session on ‘Alleged Hate Speech in the Name of Hinduism: The Situation in India’

Date of recording: 8 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 06:51

Justice Madan B. Lokur, Reflections on Freedom of Expression, Hate Speech and Sedition in India2022-05-03

Speaker: Justice Madan B. Lokur (Judge (Ret.), Supreme Court of India; Judge, Supreme Court of Fiji)

Topic: Reflections on Freedom of Expression, Hate Speech and Sedition in India

Date of recording: 8 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 27:17

Medha Damojipurapu, Language and Connotation in Contemporary Hate Speech in India2022-05-03

Speaker: Medha Damojipurapu (Fellow, CILRAP)

Topic: Language and Connotation in Contemporary Hate Speech in India

Date of recording: 8 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 21:14

Harleen Kaur, Religion-Based Hate Speech or Free Speech: Indian Courts in a Quandary2022-05-03

Speaker: Assistant Professor Harleen Kaur (Delhi University)

Topic: Religion-Based Hate Speech or Free Speech: Indian Courts in a Quandary

Date of recording: 8 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 30:47

Nerma Jelačić, Opening Statement to the Session on ‘Alleged Hate Speech in the Name of Christianity: The Situation in the Balkans’2022-05-03

Speaker: Nerma Jelačić (Deputy Director, Commission for International Justice and Accountability)

Topic: Opening Statement to the Session on ‘Alleged Hate Speech in the Name of Christianity: The Situation in the Balkans’

Date of recording: 8 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 08:57

Svein Mønnesland, Nationalist Propaganda by Religious Actors and Ethno-National Identity in the Balkans2022-05-03

Speaker: Professor Svein Mønnesland (University of Oslo)

Topic: Nationalist Propaganda by Religious Actors and Ethno-National Identity in the Balkans

Date of recording: 8 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 29:52

Majda Halilović, Religion and Ethno-Nationalist Extremism in Bosnia and Herzegovina2022-05-03

Speaker: Dr. Majda Halilović (Research Manager at the Center for Security and Justice Research (Atlantic Initiative))

Topic: Religion and Ethno-Nationalist Extremism in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Date of recording: 8 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 22:40

Christian Walter, Opening Statement to the Session on ‘The International Law Framework’2022-05-03

Speaker: Professor Christian Walter (Maximilians-Universität München)

Topic: Opening Statement to the Session on ‘The International Law Framework’

Date of recording: 8 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 05:51

Matthias Neuner, Freedom of Expression and Relevant International Criminal Law Classifications2022-05-03

Speaker: Matthias Neuner (Trial Counsel, Office of the Prosecutor, Special Tribunal for Lebanon)

Topic: Freedom of Expression and Relevant International Criminal Law Classifications

Date of recording: 8 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 28:45

Mona Elbahtimy, Freedom of Religion and the Prohibition of Incitement to Religious Hatred under International Human Rights Law: Conundrums and the Way Ahead2022-05-03

Speaker: Dr. Mona Elbahtimy (Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Topic: Freedom of Religion and the Prohibition of Incitement to Religious Hatred under International Human Rights Law: Conundrums and the Way Ahead

Date of recording: 8 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 30:53

Ioana Cismas, Relevance of International Law Standards to Religious Leaders2022-05-03

Speaker: Dr. Ioana Cismas (Reader, York Law School and Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York)

Topic: Relevance of International Law Standards to Religious Leaders

Date of recording: 9 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 30:34

David Luban, Opening Statement to the Session on ‘Theological and Philosophical Frameworks’2022-05-03

Speaker: Professor David Luban (Georgetown University)

Topic: Opening Statement to the Session on ‘Theological and Philosophical Frameworks’

Date of recording: 9 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 06:51

Emiliano J. Buis, Hate Speech and its Limits in Classical Greek and Roman Sources2022-05-03

Speaker: Professor Emiliano J. Buis (University of Buenos Aires; CILRAP Research Fellow)

Topic: Hate Speech and its Limits in Classical Greek and Roman Sources

Date of recording: 9 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 30:22

Michael Marett-Crosby, Hate Speech: A Christian Perspective and a Reflection on Myanmar2022-05-03

Speaker: Dr. Michael Marett-Crosby (Trustee, Prospect Burma, the Rangoon General Hospital Reinvigoration Charitable Trust, the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, and the Irrawaddy Policy Exchange)

Topic: Hate Speech: A Christian Perspective and a Reflection on Myanmar

Date of recording: 9 April 2022

Place of recording: Yangon, Myanmar

Duration of recording: 25:40

Justice Adel Maged, Incitement to Religious Hatred: An Examination of the Approaches of Extremists to Islamic Shari’ah2022-05-03

Speaker: Justice Adel Maged (Vice President, Egyptian Court of Cassation)

Topic: Incitement to Religious Hatred: An Examination of the Approaches of Extremists to Islamic Shari’ah

Date of recording: 9 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 30:08

Gunnar Ekeløve-Slydal, Preventing Hate Speech: Broader Normative Bases for Religious Leaders to Act2022-05-03

Speaker: Director Gunnar Ekeløve-Slydal (Coalition for International Criminal Justice (CICJ); Deputy Secretary General, Norwegian Helsinki Committee)

Topic: Preventing Hate Speech: Broader Normative Bases for Religious Leaders to Act

Date of recording: 9 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 29:45

Emiliano J. Buis, Opening Statement to the Session on ‘Motivations Behind Hate Speech: Hatred, Anger, Fear, Psychological Problems, Denial, Prejudice, Colonial Grievances, Self-Determination or Notions of Collective Guilt’2022-05-03

Speaker: Professor Emiliano J. Buis (University of Buenos Aires; CILRAP Research Fellow)

Topic: Opening Statement to the Session on ‘Motivations Behind Hate Speech: Hatred, Anger, Fear, Psychological Problems, Denial, Prejudice, Colonial Grievances, Self-Determination or Notions of Collective Guilt’

Date of recording: 9 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 03:30

Ariel Merari, Motivations for Terrorism: Personality Factors, Situational Factors and Hateful Incitements2022-05-03

Speaker: Professor Ariel Merari (Tel-Aviv University; Senior Research Fellow, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism)

Topic: Motivations for Terrorism: Personality Factors, Situational Factors and Hateful Incitement

Date of recording: 9 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 29:43

Jacques P. Leider, Colonial Prejudice and Discrimination Predicating Post-Colonial Hate Speech2022-05-03

Speaker: Dr. Jacques P. Leider (Ecole Française d’Extrême-Orient)

Topic: Colonial Prejudice and Discrimination Predicating Post-Colonial Hate Speech

Date of recording: 9 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 31:03

Kyaw Yin Hlaing, Socio-Political Factors That Can Motivate Hate Speech2022-05-03

Speaker: Dr. Kyaw Yin Hlaing (Executive Director, Center for Diversity and National Harmony)

Topic: Socio-Political Factors That Can Motivate Hate Speech

Date of recording: 9 April 2022

Place of recording: Yangon, Myanmar

Duration of recording: 31:51

SONG Tianying, Exploiting Social Influence: Vulnerability of Human Agency and Perversion of Religion2022-05-03

Speaker: SONG Tianying (Researcher, European University Institute)

Topic: Exploiting Social Influence: Vulnerability of Human Agency and Perversion of Religion

Date of recording: 9 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 22:39

Eli M. Salzberger, Opening Statement to the Session on ‘External Measures’2022-05-03

Speaker: Professor Eli M. Salzberger (University of Haifa)

Topic: Opening Statement to the Session on ‘External Measures’

Date of recording: 9 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 06:56

Gilad Noam, Some Reflections on the Law as a Tool Against Hate Speech in Religious Contexts2022-05-03

Speaker: Dr. Gilad Noam (Senior Director, International Justice Division, Office of the Deputy Attorney General, Ministry of Justice of Israel)

Topic: Some Reflections on the Law as a Tool Against Hate Speech in Religious Contexts

Date of recording: 9 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 31:45

OCHI Megumi, Elements of the Local Osaka Ordinance that May Be Relevant to Community Self-Regulation2022-05-03

Speaker: Dr. OCHI Megumi (Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University)

Topic: Elements of the Local Osaka Ordinance that May Be Relevant to Community Self-Regulation

Date of recording: 9 April 2022

Place of recording: Kyoto, Japan

Duration of recording: 20:22

Bani Dugal, A Non-Governmental Perspective on the Relative Effectiveness of Multilateral and Bilateral Measures2022-05-03

Speaker: Bani Dugal (Principal Representative, United Nations Office, Bahá’í International Community)

Topic: A Non-Governmental Perspective on the Relative Effectiveness of Multilateral and Bilateral Measures

Date of recording: 9 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 32:50

Hamid Samandari, Opening Statement to the Session on ‘Internal Measures Available to Religious Leaders’2022-05-03

Speaker: Dr. Hamid Samandari (Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company)

Topic: Opening Statement to the Session on ‘Internal Measures Available to Religious Leaders’

Date of recording: 9 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 01:37

Mohamed Badar, How Should Responsible Religious Leaders React to Hate Speech in Their Community?2022-05-03

Speaker: Professor Mohamed Badar (Northumbria University)

Topic: How Should Responsible Religious Leaders React to Hate Speech in Their Community?

Date of recording: 9 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 37:00

Nazila Ghanea, The Role of Education Within Religion and Belief Communities2022-05-03

Speaker: Professor Nazila Ghanea (University of Oxford)

Topic: The Role of Education Within Religion and Belief Communities

Date of recording: 9 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 21:45

Peter J. Stern, Reflections on the Potential of Social Media to Assist Religious Actors Who Seek to Prevent or Reduce Hate Speech2022-05-03

Speaker: Peter J. Stern (Director, Content Policy Stakeholder Engagement, Meta)

Topic: Reflections on the Potential of Social Media to Assist Religious Actors Who Seek to Prevent or Reduce Hate Speech

Date of recording: 9 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 25:52

Fathi M.A. Ahmed, Translational and Terminological Sensitizing of Muslim Religious Leaders of Al-Azhar in the Combat Against Hate Speech2022-05-03

Speaker: Fathi M.A. Ahmed (Arabic Translation Team Leader, CILRAP)

Topic: Translational and Terminological Sensitizing of Muslim Religious Leaders of Al-Azhar in the Combat Against Hate Speech

Date of recording: 9 April 2022

Place of recording: Florence, Italy

Duration of recording: 22:15

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