Hate speech in public

A man taunts a gay couple, calling them ‘jeanetten’ (fags) and follows them, a woman erupts in a racist tirade after a traffic incident, a driver makes fun of a police officer’s disability, ...

    Many statements made in public are protected by freedom of speech. But that freedom of speech is not absolute.

    When are insults a punishable offence?

    When verbal abuse or name-calling go beyond the bounds of freedom of speech, it becomes a punishable offence. Read more.

    How should you react to hate speech?

    Have you heard or seen punishable statements? Then report them to Unia. We will provide you with advice and support. Read more.