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Hate speech legislation


in Sweden

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In 2002 an amendment to Sweden's Constitution was passed that criminalized hate speech when it victimizes any identified group, including sexual minorities.

Unlike the Canadian law, this amendment did not contain a provision exempting religious hate speech.

A Pentecostal pastor was charged and convicted under this provision of the constitution. He was subsequently cleared on appeal to the country's Supreme Court.

Topics included in this section:


Overview, the law passes, reaction to the law


The first hate speech conviction


Comment; Conviction overturned; Could it happen in U.S. or Canada?

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Copyright 2004 to 2009 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally posted: 2004-AUG-12
Latest update: 2009-AUG-11
Author: B.A. Robinson

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