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Det fria ordets värde : yttrandefrihetens gränser i Sverige gentemot rasistiska yttranden och problematiken att hänvisa dem till hets mot folkgruppsbrottet

Norelius, Christian LU (2013) MRSK30 20122
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
In Sweden freedom of Speech is declared as a fundamental civil and serves as a prerequisite to the freedom of opinion within its constitutions, and is also enhanced by Sweden’s implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights. Sweden’s constitutional system also protects and regulates freedom of speech further through a divided and delegated system. However, as a result of difficult economical times and a fast-pace globalization which places different societal groups closer together, racism seems to be resurrected in Sweden and Europe. This “new” racism seems to wear a democratic cloak since racist organizations justify their existence, opinions and messages with reference to civil, political and human rights; thus their right to... (More)
In Sweden freedom of Speech is declared as a fundamental civil and serves as a prerequisite to the freedom of opinion within its constitutions, and is also enhanced by Sweden’s implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights. Sweden’s constitutional system also protects and regulates freedom of speech further through a divided and delegated system. However, as a result of difficult economical times and a fast-pace globalization which places different societal groups closer together, racism seems to be resurrected in Sweden and Europe. This “new” racism seems to wear a democratic cloak since racist organizations justify their existence, opinions and messages with reference to civil, political and human rights; thus their right to access a free marketplace of thoughts and ideas, traditionally seen as trademark for the “true” democracy. Here a dilemma seems to appear regarding who is in most need of protection; the speakers or the minority-groups who potentially can get hurt, stigmatized and discriminated due to racist speech. This study aims to analyze this dilemma with a specific focus on Sweden. The subjects of interest are (1); Sweden’s opportunities to restrict the freedom of speech through its laws thus preventing racist speech from reaching out to the public and (2); how previous cases of racist speech have been regarded as insignificant for judgment by Swedish authorities. (Less)
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author
Norelius, Christian LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSK30 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Restrictions, Racist Speech, Freedom of Speech, Racism, Discrimination, Stigmatization, Human rights, mänskliga rättigheter
language
Swedish
id
3359084
date added to LUP
2013-02-26 11:27:18
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:35
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  abstract     = {In Sweden freedom of Speech is declared as a fundamental civil and serves as a prerequisite to the freedom of opinion within its constitutions, and is also enhanced by Sweden’s implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights. Sweden’s constitutional system also protects and regulates freedom of speech further through a divided and delegated system. However, as a result of difficult economical times and a fast-pace globalization which places different societal groups closer together, racism seems to be resurrected in Sweden and Europe. This “new” racism seems to wear a democratic cloak since racist organizations justify their existence, opinions and messages with reference to civil, political and human rights; thus their right to access a free marketplace of thoughts and ideas, traditionally seen as trademark for the “true” democracy. Here a dilemma seems to appear regarding who is in most need of protection; the speakers or the minority-groups who potentially can get hurt, stigmatized and discriminated due to racist speech. This study aims to analyze this dilemma with a specific focus on Sweden. The subjects of interest are (1); Sweden’s opportunities to restrict the freedom of speech through its laws thus preventing racist speech from reaching out to the public and (2); how previous cases of racist speech have been regarded as insignificant for judgment by Swedish authorities.},
  author       = {Norelius, Christian},
  keyword      = {Restrictions,Racist Speech,Freedom of Speech,Racism,Discrimination,Stigmatization,Human rights,mänskliga rättigheter},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Det fria ordets värde : yttrandefrihetens gränser i Sverige gentemot rasistiska yttranden och problematiken att hänvisa dem till hets mot folkgruppsbrottet},
  year         = {2013},
}