Is hate speech legislation necessary or desirable?


Hate speech legislation is unnecessary and undesirable. New Zealand law already sets clear and enforceable limits on speech and strikes a fair balance between freedom of speech and the protection of racial, religious and other identifiable minority groups.

[Edited versions of this article were published in the March 2005 editions of DayStar Magazine and NZ Baptist Magazine. Downloaded from www.hatespeech.co.nz.]

 

Is hate speech legislation necessary or desirable?

Ian Bassett LLB (Hons) (Auckland), LLM (Cambridge), AAMINZ

Barrister of Auckland, New Zealand

PO Box 105-315, Auckland 1, New Zealand.

 

 


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