Capable project aims at strengthening work against hate crimes and harassment
Term: 1.4.2021 – 31.3.2023
Hate speech and hate crimes are a social problem despite the fact that numerous actions have been taken to identify, address and prevent them in, for example, projects coordinated by the Ministry of Justice. Over recent years, data collection and local-level cooperation, for example, have been improved in the context of Against Hate and Facts Against Hate projects.
Several bodies monitoring the international human rights situation have paid attention to increasing hate speech and urged Finland to step up its actions. The areas to which Finland has been requested to pay attention include professionals’ competence and coordination between various actors.
The Programme of Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s Government includes many actions related to hate crimes and hate speech, such as promoting monitoring of the situation in relation to discrimination and hate crime and horizontal measures to address systematic harassment, threats and targeting. The actions included in the project implement the goals of the Government Programme.