The UN Secretary-General stressed on hate speech stressed that violations of human rights based on religion and belief must be investigated and punished, while ensuring victims receive adequate compensation in accordance with international human rights law.
The UN Secretary-General stressed that hate speech, whether in cyberspace or in person, continues to promote violence against vulnerable people in society.
On August 22, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on states, religious leaders and other influential figures to condemn any incitement to hatred and violence based on religion or belief.
“Only collective, inclusive and participatory efforts can help all people live together safely and end this awful situation in our society.”
Guterres made the call in his message for the International Day of Remembrance for victims of violence based on religious or religious grounds on August 22.