What is the glossary of terms?

There are several expressions that are necessary to understand when we deal with hate speech. The Hate Speech Watch is compiling a collection of definitions that are linked to different aspects of hate speech. One notion may have more definitions which are important for the full understanding of what we actually discuss and about what we take actions. In this Glossary you can find the related notions with their definitions that were collected and built up by online activists of the Movement involving European organisations working in that specific field. If you have recommendations or comments on any of the definitions please do not hesitate to contact us
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Bisexual
Bisexual: A person who is emotionally and/or sexually attracted to persons of more than one sex.
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Caselaw
Case law: It refers to decisions, interpretations and judgments given by judges of higher (appellate) courts while interpreting the laws applicable in cases brought before them. Called precedents, they are binding on all courts (within the same jurisdiction) to be followed as the law in similar cases. It is used by advocates to support their views to favor their cases brought before courts in ... View
Cisgender
CisgenderThose people whose gender identity and gender expression match the sex they were assigned at birth and the social expectations related to their gender. View
Citizenship
A legal bond between a state and people whereby the latter enjoy a range of rights, most importantly, the right to live and work in the country’s territory. Citizenship and nationality are sometimes used interchangeably in particular in North-America and ... View
Closet
Being in the closet: A situation where someone has decided not to be open about their sexual orientation (lesbian, gay man, bisexual, for example), gender identity/expression (trans person) and/or sex (intersex person). View
Countryoforigin
Country of Origin - The country (or countries) which are a source of migratory flows and of which a migrant may have citizenship. In refugee context, this means the country (or countries) of nationality or, for stateless persons, of former habitual residence. ... View
Deportation
Deportation -  Physical transportation of a foreigner out of the ... View
Detentioncentre
Detention Centre - specialised facility - different from prison accommodation - used for the detention of a third-country national in accordance with national law. ... View
Discrimination
Discrimination: It is differential treatment of persons in relevantly similar situations, without an objective and reasonable justification. Discriminated characteristics can include sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, sexual orientation, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, ... View
Dublinregulation
Dublin Regulation - Regulation which lays down the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for asylum lodged in one of the Member States by a ... View
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