Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity as Penalizing Criteria of Hate Speech
Filip Mateusz CiepłyFaculty of Law, Canon Law and Administration, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin , Poland
The article contains arguments raised in Polish discussion on the problem of sexual orientation and gender identity as penalizing criteria of hate speech. The Author points out regulations of Polish criminal law providing conditions of criminal responsibility for hate speech and binding criteria of the penalization, draft amendments in this area presented in recent years, as well as Polish legal doctrine or Supreme Court reviews referred to the issue. The background of the analyzes are provisions of international and European law as well as selected European states.
Keywords:hate speech, sexual orientation, gender identity, penalizing criteria, Polish penal law
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