Sahil Thapa

About/Bio

Sahil Thapa is a BA in Jurisprudence candidate at St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford. He is the recipient of the Norton Rose Fulbright Prize for the best overall performance in the Law Moderations taken by first year law students at Oxford, as well as the Slaughter and May Prize in Criminal Law.

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Tackling Football-Related Online Hate Speech: The Role of International Human Rights Law: Part II

Part II: The UK’s response to football-related online hate speech In the first part of this post, we argued that the various expressions of online racial hatred directed at England’s black football players following the country’s defeat in the recent European Championship final, as well as earlier instances of football-related online racial abuse, fall under…

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Tackling Football-Related Online Hate Speech: The Role of International Human Rights Law: Part I

Part I – A pattern of online racist speech Introduction When Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka missed crucial penalties to seal England’s defeat to Italy in the final of the European Championships, a dread began to consume many football fans as well as less enthusiastic observers. This dread was much darker than…

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