RADAR (Regulating Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Racism) is a 24-month EU-funded project (2014-2016) led by the University of Perugia with 6 international partners, including Heriot-Watt. It aims at developing an understanding of hate-motivated and hate-producing communication, as well as tools for distinguishing "racially motivated" hate crime. It starts from the premise that when 'racially'-motivated hate crimes are not recognised as such, this leads to a violation of fundamental human rights.
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Interpretative work is currently being carried out in terms of interviews and analysis of relevant online and printed material. For more information on RADAR, either visit the project website or contact the UK Coordinator and IRC member, Dr Katerina Strani.