IS NATIONALISM A PROTECTED BELIEF?

I am involved in an employment case where the Claimant is claiming that she has been the subject of direct discrimination due to her philosophical belief, namely nationalism, contrary to the Equality Act 2010.      The Respondent has reserved it position until my client’s witness evidence has been served, but they have indicated that they are likely to concede that…

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Further Thoughts On Hate Speech Laws

I have written previously about hate speech laws, see here. In ‘The Harm in Hate Speech’ [1]Jeremy Waldron uses the concept of human dignity to justify hate speech laws.  In particular he examines the concept within the context of ‘group libel’, which he views as an attack on the dignity of members of the relevant group.[2]  He also seeks to…

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CARL BENJAMIN – DEFAMATION & BREACHES OF ELECTION LAW

The prospective MEP candidate Carl Benjamin was the subject of articles in the Sun and the Daily Mail, which claim he condones the sexual abuse and rape of young boys. Mr Benjamin alleges that the quotes have been taken out of context and pasted together from different online discussions. Furthermore, the Daily Mail have referred to messages from a fake…

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