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Postponing Hate Speech Reform w/ Amnesty International

Postponing Hate Speech Reform w/ Amnesty International

Postponing Hate Speech Reform w/ Amnesty International Postponing Hate Speech Reform w/ Amnesty International, 17.62 MB
Thursday, February 9, 2023

After years of campaigning by community groups to table better protection against hate speech, the government has announced that law reform will be postponed and referred to the Law Commission. While some claim this move better recognises the right to freedom of expression, others argue the right should be balanced against other rights, such as the right to freedom from discrimination. 

Hanna spoke to Lisa Woods, Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand's Campaigns Director, about Aotearoa's hate speech laws, why reform is urgently needed, and what can be done in the interim.