Preventive measures and legal mechanisms to combat hate speech according to Algerian Law No. 20/05 dated April 8, 2020

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Yahiaoui Laala


Hate speech was, until recently, a phenomenon relatively foreign to Algerian society due to its unity. However, the Algerian legislator took the initiative to enact Law No. 20/05 dated April 8, 2020, specifically addressing the prevention and combat of discrimination and hate speech to protect society from this criminal behavior, especially in response to urgent calls to address it by establishing more precise and clear standards. This issue regained prominence at the beginning of 2020 due to the absence of strong legal provisions. Law 20/05 subsequently emerged, along with a framework for prevention and combat, as part of the 2020 Constitution, which included a range of preventive measures, legal mechanisms, and means of combating hate speech

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