Hate Speech and Refugees

The “Hate Speech and Refugees” project is conceived as a research contribution to the protection of refugees and migrants from hate speech. Its purpose is to examine the international legal framework and to show that hate speech against refugees and migrants should be sanctioned by law because it falls outside the scope of hate speech.

This publication was published as part of the project “Regional Support for Migration Management Providing Protection in the Western Balkans and Turkey, Phase II”, implemented by the UNHCR North Macedonia and UN partner agencies and funded by the European Union under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II). The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the Center for Refugee Law and Migration and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union or the UNHCR and its partner UN agencies.

Refugees and migration in the context of Balkan Route

The project team, composed by alumni and mentors from the Refugee Law Clinic began in during the 2019/2020 study year. The project is dedicated to the research of the public, political and media discourse in the Republic of North Macedonia in the context to issues related refugees, migration, xenophobia, islamophobia and nationalism, in light of political campaign of early parliamentary elections for 2020. The research spans from October 2019 until 15 th of July 2020 – the election day.

The research findings will be published as a snapshot report after election day and research study in the winter semester of 2020/2021 study year.