Asyl, Anti-Diskriminierung und Diversität
Asylum, Anti-Discrimination and Diversity
Join the regional launch of The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law (OUP 2021) this Thursday, June 17th at 3 pm. The subject of the online discussion will be Europe’s externalisation practices and their impact on refugee protection. Our colleague Adel-Naim Reyhani, researcher in the field of asylum, anti-discrimination and diversity, is taking part in the online debate as one of the scholars participating in the discussion.
Online platforms have facilitated constructive and reflective discussions on racism, but at the same time they also provide space for the aforementioned racially motivated hate speech that demeans, excludes, and harms people. “The project Counter-Bot: Artificial Intelligence (AI) combating racist hate speech online aims to support the development of AI, which can more accurately detect (illegal) racist hate,” says Barbara Liegl, head of the “(In)Equalities and Non-Discrimination” program line at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights.
The objective is to provide the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) with research related services on fundamental rights issues falling within FRA’s mandate and current work programmes. The scope of the work of Lot 30 covers services related to social, legal and policy analysis at EU and international level. The EU and international perspective is understood to encompass the United Nations (UN), the Council of Europe (CoE) and the European Union perspective.
The European Court of Human Rights decided this week (in M.E. and Others vs. Belgium) that European states are not bound by the European Convention on Human Rights in visa procedures at their embassies.
„The decision (…) will undoubtedly further propel the debate on the scope of extraterritorial state jurisdiction. More importantly, however, it reveals the necessity of addressing the systemic exclusion of refugees from the international legal order“, BIM researcher Adel-Naim Reyhani writes in his article on verfassungsblog.de.
The aim of the project is to create a scientifically sound basis for the implementation of a counter-bot that automatically generates effective counter-speech against racist hate speech online. The inductively identified indications of characteristic structures of hate speech online will be analyzed linguistically and statistically to provide a useful starting point for the future implementation of a counter-bot.
The introduction of strict procedural safeguards for suspects and accused persons in criminal proceedings is a key guarantor of their right to a fair trial and an essential part of the EU criminal justice agenda. The project Breaking the Barriers enables 120 judges and prosecutors to participate in transnational training courses on procedural rights for suspects and accused persons and aims at breaking language barriers.