Call For Input: Advocacy of Hatred Based on Religion or Belief – Transformative Responses

DEADLINE: 29 October 2023

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In this forthcoming report, the Special Rapporteur intends to explore the dimension of hatred and its relationship to intolerance, discrimination, and violence based on religion or belief. She seeks to identify gaps in State and civil society responses to countering advocacy of such hatred, explore their impact, share best practices from the ongoing efforts of different stakeholders, and assess implications for developing transformative responses to counter the advocacy of hatred based on religion or belief.

The report will seek to evaluate the effectiveness of State and non-State led actions at preventing and addressing different types of hatred, including through the training of State officials and law enforcement; formal and informal education, dedicated curricula and learning, awareness raising, access to information, media diversity, and digital literacy and inclusion programmes; legal steps, for example in relation to restrictions or prohibitions on related expression and access to justice; application of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights by corporate actors including by technology companies and social media platforms; dialogue, mediation and grassroots initiatives; and inclusion and empowerment of target groups.

Inputs will be used in conjunction with desk research to inform the structure and content of the thematic report. It is important to note that submissions may be referenced, quoted, and/or published with the report and in OHCHR website and thus become publicly accessible unless it is explicitly stated that this is not desirable.

The Special Rapporteur requests that all submissions are written preferably in English or alternatively in French or Spanish. Submission should be a maximum of 2,500 words and should be submitted by Sunday 29 October 2023, via email to

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Input for HRC report – SRFORB

Word limit:
2500 words

File formats:
Word, PDF

Accepted languages:
English, Spanish, French