International workshop From Online Hate Speech to cyberterrorism: Freedom of expression VS Security: what regulations are possible?

February 8th, 2017 (9.00am – 5.45pm)
Faculty of Law and Political science, University of Montpellier (Amphi C)

8.30am: Welcoming of participants
9.00am: Opening and workshop presentation
Philippe Augé, President of the University of Montpellier.
Marie-Elisabeth André, Dean of the Faculty of Law and Political science, University of Montpellier. Adel Jomni, Lecturer and Researcher, University of Montpellier.
Evangelos Markatos, Laboratory Director at FORTH, Mandola project Manager.

9.30am: Opening remarks
Pierre Valleix, Attorney General to the Montpellier Court of Appeal.
9.45am: Session 1
Is there a common definition of Hate Speech? Sociological, historical and linguistic approach.
Chairperson of the session: Alvaro Ortigosa Professor, Autonomous University of Madrid
Sociolinguistic analysis of Hate Speech
Claudine Moise, Professor, Lidilem Laboratory, University Grenoble Alpes.
The evolution of Hate Speech in recent years
Marc Knobel, Historian, Researcher, Representative Council of the Jewish Institutions of France (CRIF). Hate Speech in our society, a sociological approach
Séraphin ALAVA, Professor, University Jean-Jaurès, Toulouse.
Hate Speech and radicalisation: focus on cyberterrorism
Laurent DELHALLE, Expert, SEGECO Consulting.
11.00am: Coffee break

11.15am: Session 2
The incrimination of Online Hate Speech: Freedom of expression vs Security
Chairperson of the session: Gérard Gonzalez
Professor, Institute of European Human Rights Law, University of Montpellier
The criminalisation of Hate Speech: limits and comparative study of the laws from 10 European Union’s member states
Estelle De Marco, Founder of the centre of research Inthemis, Expert for the Council of Europe.
The criminalisation of the criticism of religion
Ioannis Iglezakis, Professor, University Aristote of Thessaloniki. From hate to terrorism: analysis of legislative developments
Myriam Quéméner, Magistrate, Advisor to the Ministry of the Interior – Fight against cyber threats.
Freedom of expression in the face of Hate Speech in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights
Mustapha Afroukh, Lecturer -researcher, Institute of European Human Rights Law, University of Montpellier.
12.45pm – Lunch break

2.00pm: Session 3
Prevention, investigation and public/private cooperation to fight Hate Speech
Chairperson of the session: Adel Jomni Lecturer-researcher, University of Montpellier, Expert for the Council of Europe
Reporting mechanism, investigation and public/private cooperation: the French strategy
Olivier Dupas, Commissioner, Head of the Criminal Division with the Montpellier Regional Police Service. Technologies to detect, analyse and report online hate speech: the Mandola experience
Demetris Paschalides, Research assistant, University of Cyprus.
Big data technology used to analyse and combat online Hate Speech
Anna Vancsó, Senior analyst, Neticle Technologies, PhD student, Corvinus University of Budapest. Is counter-speech an efficient strategy to fight online hate speech?
Christian Aghroum, CEO of SoCoA Sarl.
3.45pm: Coffee break

4.00pm: Session 4
What are the desirable developments in the combat against online hate speech?
Chairperson of the session: Cormac Callanan,
Expert for the Council of Europe, CEO of Aconite Internet Solutions
Hate content regulation: how to strengthen the protection of private life and personal data?
Gérard Haas, Attorney-at-Law, Haas Avocats (Law firm).
First responders’s role in combatting online Hate Speech: tools, strategies and international cooperation
Yves Vandermeer, Chairman of the European Cybercrime Training and Education Group (E.C.T.E.G), Europol.
What European strategies toward ISPs and the fight against hate speech and terrorism?: the UE code of conduct vs the fundamental rights of individuals
Maryant Fernández-Pérez, Advocacy Manager, European Digital Rights (EDRi).
From criminalisation to permission: analysis and critique of the conditions for free expression in modern democracies (USA, Europe and international)
5.45pm: Closing remarks
A simultaneous translation will be provided in English and French.
Challenges and strategies:


Eric Heinze, Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen Mary University of London.
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