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How Much Do You Actually Know About Human Rights?

On the 10th of December, we celebrate the International Human Rights Day. For this ocasion, the No Hate Speech Movement has prepared this little quizz, to test you on your Human Rights knowledge. Will you pass the test?

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  1. What is the accepted International definition of hate speech?

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    There is no universally accepted definition of the expression “hate speech”.
    The Council of Europe definition.

    “the term 'hate speech' shall be understood as covering all forms of expression which spread, incite, promote or justify racial hatred, xenophobia, antisemitism or other forms of hatred based on intolerance, including: intolerance expressed by aggressive nationalism and ethnocentrism, discrimination and hostility against minorities, migrants and people of immigrant origin”

    The UN ICCPR definition

    Any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence shall be prohibited by law.

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    There is no universally accepted definition of the expression “hate speech”.

    The European Court of Human Rights case-law has established certain parameters making it possible to characterise “hate speech” in order to exclude it from the protection afforded to freedom of expression or freedom of assembly and association in Europe.

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  2. Is freedom of expression an absolute protected right in Europe?

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    Yes.
    No.
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    No!

    In some cases where expression or speech is deemed to be “hate speech” within paramaters set down by the European Court of Human Rights then the protections afforded to freedom of expression can be lifted.

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  3. What is the No Hate Speech Movement?

    A group of young leftist agitators trained using taxpayer money to eliminate the expression of dissident political opinions online.
    A youth campaign of the Council of Europe for human rights online
    The Council of Europe campaign for online censorship
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    It's a youth campaign of the Council of Europe for human rights online.

    This campaign seeks to reduce the levels of acceptance of hate speech and to develop online youth participation and citizenship including in internet governance processes.

  4. What is the situation on International Human Rights treaties?

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    All States have ratified all of the human rights treaties.
    All States have ratified at least one.
    There aren’t human rights treaties. They don’t exist.
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    All States have ratified at least one

    ...and 80% of States have ratified four or more, of the core human rights treaties!

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  5. How many articles has the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

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    It depends on the country, but usually it has around 30.
    It has 30 articles.
    It has 25 articles.
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    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights has 30 articles!

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  6. What date and where was the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted?

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    10 July 1949 in New York
    10 December 1977 in Geneva
    10 December 1948 in Paris
    25th July 1951 in London
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    10 December 1948 in Paris

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in the city of lights!

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  7. The United Nations (UN) defines discrimination as behaviour that includes any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on what?

    race, colour, national or ethnic origin
    sex, language, colour
    race, colour, sex, language, religion, opinion, descent or national or ethnic origin
    religion, race, sex
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    race, colour, sex, language, religion, opinion, descent or national or ethnic origin

    race, colour, sex, language, religion, opinion, descent or national or ethnic origin
  8. What is the European Court of Human Rights?

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    A court set up by the European Union to monitor Human Rights within the EU
    A court set up by the United Nations to enforce human rights in Europe
    A court set up by the Council of Europe to oversee implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights
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    A court set up by the Council of Europe to oversee implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights

    Bravo!

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