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The Problems of Tolerance in Spain (2017)

The Problems of Tolerance in Spain (2017)

Dr. Ana G. Juanatey holds a PhD in International Law by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). She is currently working as a Post-doc researcher at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) and as a part-time lecturer at the UPF. She has worked at the Institut de Drets Humans de Catalunya, the European Agency for Fundamental Rights, and she has done consultancy work for the World Bank and the Barcelona City Council, among others.

In the area of hate speech and discrimination, she is the editor-in-chief of the Barcelona City Council web-based project #BCNvsOdi. Previously, she was one of the founders of the Observatorio PROXI, a pioneering project launched in 2013 with the aim of analyzing hate speech in Spanish online media. Moreover, she has recently co-authored “Hate Speech in Social Media: a state-of-the art review” (2017, summary in English), the “Practical guide for Cyberactivism“ (2017, only in Spanish) and the “Practical handbook to identify and act against hate speech and hate crime” (2018, only in Spanish). From 2018, she is taking part in the Program of the European Tolerance Center "Xenophobia and Radicalism in Europe".

Dr. Bettina Steible holds a PhD in Law from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (ES) with research stays at UC Berkeley (USA) and Paris I (FR). She currently serves as a project assistant for EuroMed Justice, a EU-funded project on judicial cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean area She has also worked on consultancy projects in the field of EU law and human rights for EU and national institutions or organisations.

Prior to that, she worked as pre-doctoral researcher and lecturer in law at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, research assistant at EIPA, and Global Connections Volunteer at the Global Perspectives Office of the University of Central Florida (USA). Her research interests include human rights law, international law, EU law, and Euro-Mediterranean issues. In 2018, she took part in the European Tolerance Center Program "Xenophobia and Radicalism in Europe".

Dr. Ana G. Juanatey and Dr. Bettina Steible are the authors of the Report about the Xenophobia and Radicalism in Spain (2017). In their Article their highlighted that during the last decades, Spain has developed a legal and policy framework regarding minority rights and protection generally consistent with international norms. Moreover, there have been relevant recent legal and policy efforts revolving around the fight against hate crime...

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