An inquiry into possible hate speech legislation


Submissions made to the Government Administration Committee

Dated 17 March 2005


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

Barrister of Auckland, New Zealand

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

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.

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