What is the glossary of terms?

There are several expressions that are necessary to understand when we deal with hate speech. The Hate Speech Watch is compiling a collection of definitions that are linked to different aspects of hate speech. One notion may have more definitions which are important for the full understanding of what we actually discuss and about what we take actions. In this Glossary you can find the related notions with their definitions that were collected and built up by online activists of the Movement involving European organisations working in that specific field. If you have recommendations or comments on any of the definitions please do not hesitate to contact us
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Safe Third Country   - A country in which an asylum-seeker could have found protection as a refugee, and in which he/she has been physically present prior to arriving in the country in which she/he is applying for ... View
Same-sex marriage: The term "same-sex marriage" is a generally misunderstanding, as the term does not exist in reality. There is no country which has or will intend to make a specific marriage law for solely for same-sex couples. The aim is to change existing marriage laws, so same-sex couples are included equally with different sex couples. See Marriage equality. ... View
Sex: refers to the biological makeup such as primary and secondary sexual characteristics, genes, and hormones. The legal sex is usually assigned at birth and has traditionally been understood as consisting of two mutually exclusive groups, namely men and women. However, "[t]he Court of Justice has held that the scope of the principle of equal treatment for men and women cannot be confined to ... View
Sexual orientation: refers to each person’s capacity for profound emotional, affectional and sexual attraction to, and intimate and sexual relations with, individuals of a different gender or the same gender or more than one ... View
Social equality: It presumes that the distribution of social goods and burdens, such as income, wealth, opportunity, education, health, etc is equally ... View
people who are not considered citizens by any state. These people cannot benefit from state protection in their state of residence (origin) and have neither a right to return there if they travel ... View
Strategic litigation: It is the strategy that uses the justice sector to achieve legal and social change through litigating cases. Strategic litigation is concerned with social justice as much as individual justice. Principle objectives of strategic litigation are to identify gaps in laws, to change laws or policies that violate human rights and fundamental freedoms. Besides, it helps to ... View