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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, A/HRC/23/40/Add.1, 23 March 2013: Honduras

VI. Legal actions relating to the exercise of the right to freedom of expression

79. There are also provisions that prohibit the use of language to promote organized crime or to instigate violence or terrorism. All hate speech that incites or justifies violence against given sectors of the population, including the LGBT population, should be eradicated. The State should not, however, place restrictions on freedom of expression that are not based on human rights standards or principles, since such restrictions will inevitably become tools of political censorship.

Link to full text of the report: Report-SRFoE-Honduras-2013-eng

Link to State’s comments on the report: Report-SRFoE-Honduras-comments-2013-esp