Proposals for preventing and combating radicalisation and hate crime in the European context
Royal Monastery of Yuste, from 24th to 26th July 2019
For some time now, globalisation and migratory processes have been modifying social structures at world, European and Spanish level. Thousands of people cross borders every year looking for a better future, a new life or fleeing from precariousness or poverty. But being an intercultural society is not easy. Racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia are not a new phenomenon and have always been present in our society in different forms. Some of them are not evident, and all of them are fed by stereotypes, inertias and erroneous perceptions that are difficult to change.
Moreover, in recent times, the Internet and social networks have developed as privileged spaces to spread hatred and intolerance without it being possible to adequately fight against this phenomenon, for the sake of defending the fundamental right to freedom of expression. Hate is an expression of intolerance that directly impinges on human dignity. The cause of this attack is none other than the victim’s belonging to a group that can be identified based on ethnicity, nationality, language, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation or identity.
Jaime Rossell Granados
Professor of State Ecclesiastical Law of the UNIVERSITY OF EXTREMADURA
Miguel Ángel Martín Ramos
Responsible for European Affairs and Delegate in Brussels of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation
Sponsors: EUROPEAN AND IBEROAMERICAN ACADEMY OF YUSTE FOUNDATION; MINECO R&D PROJECT “FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE AND DISCRIMINATION BY REASON OF RELIGION” and MINECO R&D PROJECT “THE SECULAR STATE AND COEXISTENCE POLICIES: CONFLICT, RADICALISM AND CONSENSUS”.