Study on the prohibition of incitement to national, racial or religious hatred: Lessons from the Asia Pacific Region









Vitit Muntarbhorn

Professor at the Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University in Thailand and the Co-Chair of the Civil Society Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism.

Table of contents

A. Introduction

B. State of the Law:

i) Constitution

ii) Criminal Law/Code

iii) Civil Law/Code

iv) Specific Laws on Hate Speech

v) Other Laws

C. State of Policy

D. State of Practice


The Asia-Pacific region covered by this study consists of some 60 countries and territories stretching from the outer reaches of the Pacific ocean to the geographic ridges-and-bridges between Asia and Europe, from the smallest island nations with vast expanses between their shores to some of the most densely populated and populous countries on earth, from the world’s biggest democracies to the globe’s most precarious and cloistered situations. The word  “heterogeneity” aptly comes to mind to describe the varied physiognomy of the setting, and it applies to the political, economic, social, cultural and legal context of the region with transnational implications.

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