Hate Speech and Freedom of Speech in Australia

Author: Katharine Gelber,Adrienne Sarah Ackary Stone

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862876538

Category: Law

Page: 238

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Hate speech laws have existed in various forms in Australia for well over a decade. Unlike other countries, such as the United States and Canada, they have not faced constitutional hurdles to their existence. The general acceptance of hate speech laws in Australia opens intellectual space for the exploration of a range of interesting questions regarding the laws' operation, the underlying values they pursue and the context within which hate speech is occurring. How should the regulation of hate speech be balanced against Australia's political and cultural commitment to freedom of speech? Who are the hate speakers and how does their speech manifest? What types of hate speech are targeted by existing laws? How are these laws enforced? How can the laws be changed to improve governments' response to hate speech? How does the emergence of bills of rights affect the regulation of hate speech? Drawing on a broad range of academic and practical experts, this book addresses these questions. The essays in first part of this book outline the landscape within which hate speech regulation occurs. They include consideration of the legal, policy and historical context for vilification, the ways in which the language of hatred is changing, and a new look at the longstanding debate about the tension between freedom of speech and hate speech as a conflict between liberty and equality. In part two, the book considers the practice of hate speech regulation in a variety of Australian institutions and includes practical perspectives from the legal profession. In the final part the essays consider hate speech regulation within a broader human rights framework, taking into account the emergence of bills of rights in Australian states.
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Speech Matters

Getting Free Speech Right

Author: Professor of Politics and Public Policy Katharine Gelber

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702247324

Category: History

Page: 224

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"Why are Australians getting free speech Wrong? Australia is the land of the 'Fair Go'. But does this extend to giving everyone the right to speak freely about politics? While most Australians take this vital freedom for granted, in Speech Matters political analyst Katharine Gelber shows why many of Australia's laws and policies are actually damaging our democratic ideals. A council officer shuts down a Sydney art exhibition that challenges the basis for the Iraq war; big day out organisers are attacked for asking attendees not to wear the Australian flag after the Cronulla riots. Gelber investigates a wide range of political expression to discover what value Australians place on free speech: from the national flag, hate speech and anti-terrorism laws to protest, campaigns against corporate actions and provocative art. Gelber considers the rules that regulate our speech and actions alongside the views of everyday Australians on these issues. What Gelber finds is a political culture that is failing free speech. In Australia, powerful companies can silence dissent, and even peaceful protest can be difficult to carry out. Filled with controversial examples to fuel the debate, Speech Matters challenges Australians to rethink freedom of speech. It's time to give everyone a voice in running the country."--Publisher's website.
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Freedom of Speech and Its Limits

Author: Wojciech Sadurski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402002816

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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In authoritarian states, the discourse on freedom of speech, conducted by those opposed to non-democratic governments, focuses on the core aspects of this freedom: on a right to criticize the government, a right to advocate theories arid ideologies contrary to government-imposed orthodoxy, a right to demand institutional reforms, changes in politics, resignation of the incompetent and the corrupt from positions of authority. The claims for freedom of speech focus on those exercises of freedom that are most fundamental and most beneficial to citizens - and which are denied to them by the government. But in a by-and large democratic polity, where these fundamental benefits of freedom of speech are generally enjoyed by the citizens, the public and scholarly discourse on freedom of speech hovers about the peripheries of that freedom; the focus is on its outer boundaries rather than at the central territory of freedom of speech. Those borderline cases, in which people who are otherwise genuinely committed to the core aspects of freedom of speech may sincerely disagree, include pornography, racist hate speech and religious bigoted expressions, defamation of politicians and of private persons, contempt of court, incitement to violence, disclosure of military or commercial secrets, advertising of merchandise such as alcohol or cigarettes or of services and entertainment such as gambling and prostitution.
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Lady Chatterley (Letzte, unzensierte Version)

Author: D. H. Lawrence

Publisher: Cloudship

ISBN: 3961126208

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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D. H. Lawrence: Lady Chatterley und ihr Liebhaber. Letzte, unzensierte VersionFür die eBook-Ausgabe neu editiert, in aktualisierter Rechtschreibung und modernisierter Übersetzung. Mit eBook-Inhaltsverzeichnis und verlinkten Fußnoten›Sie hatte gedacht, eine Frau würde dabei sterben vor Scham. Stattdessen starb die Scham.‹Mittelengland, 1920: Constance Chatterley, Baronin in Wragby Hall, ist vom Zusammenleben mit ihrem Ehemann Clifford, der durch eine Kriegsverletzung impotent geworden war, frustriert. Da lernt sie Oliver Mellors, den neuen Wildhüter ihres Mannes kennen. Einerseits abgestoßen von seiner Respektlosigkeit und Derbheit, andererseits angezogen von seiner vitalen Männlichkeit, gerät Constance in ein Chaos der Gefühle. Die Faszination überwiegt, und sie beginnt eine Affäre mit dem Mann, die immer leidenschaftlicher, intimer und zügelloser wird. Constance erlebt körperliche Intensität, sexuelle Praktiken und eine wollüstige Befriedigung, wie sie dies nie für möglich gehalten hätte. – Kompliziert wird die Geschichte, als sie feststellt, dass sie schwanger ist ... © Redaktion CloudShip›Lady Chatterley und ihr Liebhaber‹ ist ein Klassiker der erotischen Literatur und enthält zeitlose Wahrheiten über das Zusammensein von Mann und Frau. Und gleichzeitig ist es ein Skandalbuch erster Güte, das viele Jahre lang in den meisten Ländern Europas auf dem ›Index‹ stand und nur versteckt gehandelt werden konnte.
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The Content and Context of Hate Speech

Rethinking Regulation and Responses

Author: Michael Herz,Peter Molnar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107375614

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The contributors to this volume consider whether it is possible to establish carefully tailored hate speech policies that are cognizant of the varying traditions, histories and values of different countries. Throughout, there is a strong comparative emphasis, with examples (and authors) drawn from around the world. All the authors explore whether or when different cultural and historical settings justify different substantive rules given that such cultural relativism can be used to justify content-based restrictions and so endanger freedom of expression. Essays address the following questions, among others: is hate speech in fact so dangerous or harmful to vulnerable minorities or communities as to justify a lower standard of constitutional protection? What harms and benefits accrue from laws that criminalize hate speech in particular contexts? Are there circumstances in which everyone would agree that hate speech should be criminally punished? What lessons can be learned from international case law?
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Freedom of Speech

Author: Eric Barendt

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191021741

Category: Law

Page: 568

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This is a fully revised and updated new edition of the classic work first published in 1985. There have been many important developments since the first edition, including enactment of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in Canada in 1982, the impact of the European Human Rights Convention, and the consideration by English courts of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. Social and cultural changes mean that free speech claims are being made in novel contexts: to challenge the validity of bans on tobacco advertising, to publish 'kiss and tell' stories about celebrities, and to resist attempts to regulate the Internet. Barendt considers the meaning and scope of freedom of speech. How far do free speech and expression clauses protect pornography, commercial advertising, and public meetings on the streets? Does this freedom cover desecration of a national flag? Does it include nude dancing? Eric Barendt discusses the legal protection of free speech in countries including England, the United States (including recent decisions of the United States Supreme Court), Canada, Germany, and under the European Human Rights Convention. He examines the varied approaches of different legal systems and constitutional traditions to balancing free speech and freedom of the press against rights to reputation and privacy, and to copyright and explores the case law in light of the philosophical and political arguments for free speech guarantees.
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Speech and Harm

Controversies Over Free Speech

Author: Ishani Maitra,Mary Kate McGowan

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199236283

Category: Law

Page: 255

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Most liberal societies are deeply committed to free speech, but there is evidence that some kinds of speech can be harmful in ways that are detrimental to important liberal values, such as social inequality. This volume draws on a range of approaches in order to explore the problem and determine what ought to be done about allegedly harmful speech.
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Sprachliche Gewalt

Formen und Effekte von Pejorisierung, verbaler Aggression und Hassrede

Author: Fabian Klinker,Joachim Scharloth,Joanna Szczęk

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476045439

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 243

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Thema des Bandes ist sprachliche Gewalt in ihren verschiedenen Ausprägungen – von der Unhöflichkeit, über subtile Formen der sprachlichen Entwertung und Herabsetzung bis hin zu Diskriminierung und Hate Speech. Die Beiträge untersuchen die sprachlichen, argumentativen und diskursiven Formen der invektiven Kommunikation und nehmen auch deren gesellschaftliche Effekte in den Blick: die Abwertung von Autoritäten, die Pluralisierung von Wahrheit, die Radikalisierung von Diskursen. Dabei werden die beschriebenen Phänomene nicht als sprachkritisch zu behandelnder Sonderfall, sondern als allgegenwärtige Modi der Kommunikation betrachtet. Die Beiträge ergeben so ein facettenreiches Bild davon, welche Funktionen herabwürdigendes Sprechen in unserer gegenwärtigen Gesellschaft hat.
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Free Speech After 9/11

Author: Katharine Gelber

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198777795

Category:

Page: 208

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The relationship between counter-terrorism policy in liberal-democratic countries and freedom of speech has never been more prominent than it is today. Since the terrorist attacks of 2001, Western governments have made a distinct and deliberate move towards prevention - as opposed to purely prosecution - of terrorist crimes. However, in doing so, they have reached far into the freedom of speech, and, as Katharine Gelber argues, far further than many commentatorshave recognized. Examining the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, the book traces the significant shift in understandings of the appropriate parameters of freedom ofspeech and speech-practices in the counter-terrorism context, which has been seen both in policy change and in the discursive justification for that change. The book argues that this change has, to some extent, taken different forms in each jurisdiction, which reflect the pre-existing institutions within which the principle of freedom of speech was mediated in each country prior to 9/11.
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Human Rights Controversies

The Impact of Legal Form

Author: Luke McNamara

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135310122

Category: Law

Page: 320

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Many countries confront similar human rights controversies, but, despite the claimed universality of human rights values they are not always resolved in the same way. Why? What role do local legal conditions play? Is human rights discourse more potent where rights are constitutionally entrenched, rather than where there is a tradition of respect for underlying human rights values but no bill of rights? Comparative socio-legal examination of three recent controversies - double jeopardy reform, recognition of same-sex relationships and the operation of hate speech laws - in four countries - Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom provides answers to these questions. Examination of these controversies suggests that differences in the design of domestic legal institutions and procedures for the injection of human rights values into legal decision-making processes can have a powerful effect on the manner in which human rights issues are constructed, handled and resolved.
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12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641239842

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!
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Striking a Balance

Hate Speech, Freedom of Expression and Non-Discrimination

Author: Sandra Coliver,C. Kevin Boyle,Frances D'Souza

Publisher: Article 19

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 417

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French law by R. Errera.
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Freedom of Speech and Islam

Author: Erich Kolig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317132823

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Freedom of speech and expression is considered in the West a high public good and an important social value, underpinned by legislative and ethical norms. Its importance is not shared to the same extent by conservative and devout Muslims, who read Islamic doctrines in ways seemingly incompatible with Western notions of freedom of speech. Since the Salman Rushdie affair in the 1980s there has been growing recognition in the West that its cherished value of free speech and associated freedoms relating to arts, the press and media, literature, academia, critical satire etc. episodically clash with conservative Islamic values that limit this freedom for the sake of holding religious issues sacrosanct. Recent controversies - such as the Danish cartoons, the Charlie Hebdo affair, Quran burnings, and the internet film ’The Innocence of Muslims’ which have stirred violent reactions in the Muslim world - have made the West aware of the fact that Muslims’ religious sensitivities have to be taken into account in exercising traditional Western freedoms of speech. Featuring experts across a spectrum of fields within Islamic studies, Freedom of Speech and Islam considers Islamic concepts of blasphemy, apostasy and heresy and their applicability in the modern world.
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Redefreiheit

Prinzipien für eine vernetzte Welt

Author: Timothy Garton Ash

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446254250

Category: Political Science

Page: 688

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Noch nie konnten so viele Menschen wie heute ihre Meinung auf der ganzen Welt verbreiten. Internet und Globalisierung haben eine neue Epoche der Redefreiheit möglich gemacht, gleichzeitig provozieren sie neue kulturelle und religiöse Konflikte. Müssen wir rassistische Kommentare auf Facebook hinnehmen? Darf Satire den Propheten Mohammed verhöhnen? 2011 hat Timothy Garton Ash eine Debatte angestoßen, seitdem diskutieren Teilnehmer aus der ganzen Welt die Frage, wie wir in Zukunft vernünftig unsere Standpunkte austauschen, wie wir das Recht auf Redefreiheit genauso wie die Würde Andersdenkender sichern können. Es ist der Stoff für sein neues Buch: Ein Standardwerk zur Redefreiheit im 21. Jahrhundert.
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Speaking Back

The free speech versus hate speech debate

Author: Katharine Gelber

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027297703

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 177

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This book proposes an original policy framework for addressing hate speech. Gelber argues that a policy designed to provide support to affected groups and communities to enable them to speak back when hate speech occurs, is a more useful way of addressing the harms of hate speech than punitive measures. She suggests that “speaking back” allows the affected groups to contradict the messages contained in the words of the hate speakers, and to counteract the silencing, disempowering and marginalising effects of hate speech. Gelber’s argument uniquely synthesises the ideas of defending the importance of participating in speech, recognising the harms of hate speech and acknowledging that targeted groups may require assistance to respond.
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Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression

Comparative, Theoretical and Historical Reflections after the Charlie Hebdo Massacre

Author: Jeroen Temperman,András Koltay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108416918

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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This book details the legal ramifications of existing anti-blasphemy laws and debates the legitimacy of such laws in Western liberal democracies.
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