The Harm in Hate Speech

Author: Jeremy Waldron

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674065085

Category: Law

Page: 264

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For constitutionalists, regulation of hate speech violates the First Amendment and damages a free society. Waldron rejects this view, and makes the case that hate speech should be regulated as part of a commitment to human dignity and to inclusion and respect for members of vulnerable minorities.

Religious Offence and Human Rights

The Implications of Defamation of Religions

Author: Lorenz Langer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107039576

Category: Law

Page: 462

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Should offence to religions be punishable by law, or does freedom of expression extend even to blasphemy?

Doctrine, Practice, and Advocacy in the Inter-American Human Rights System

Author: James L. Cavallaro,Claret Vargas,Caroline Bettinger-Lopez

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190900865

Category: Law

Page: 968

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Doctrine, Practice and Advocacy in the Inter-American Human Rights System is the first casebook to focus on the Inter-American human rights system, the primary system for advancing and protecting rights in the Western hemisphere. Created by the Organization of American States, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights are autonomous and independent bodies that make up the Inter-American system. Together, they play a vital role, working closely with victims, civil society, and states to protect fundamental human rights in the Western hemisphere, particularly in Latin America. While the system is relatively unknown in legal academia in the United States and Canada, its study is mandatory in most law schools in the Americas. Government appointees, civil servants, high level actors, private attorneys, judges and legal scholars, and media regularly engage with the system in Latin America, implementing its determinations and applying its rulings and interpretations concerning the human rights of their citizens. Thus critical matters affecting vital rights, such as the peace process in Colombia, disappearances in Mexico, gang violence in the Northern Triangle (El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala) or trials for perpetrators of crimes against humanity in Argentina, all directly involve the rulings and actors of the Inter-American system. Increasingly, the Inter-American system has advanced rights protection in the United States and Canada. The statements and determinations of the Inter-American Commission on the detention center at Guantanamo, for example, led to a global consensus opposing the prolonged use of pretrial detention at that site, while the Commission's ruling on the juvenile death penalty was cited by the United States Supreme Court in its holding finding that practice unconstitutional. A report by the Commission on murdered and missing indigenous women in British Columbia led to the creation of a National Commission of Inquiry on the subject by Canada. This book provides analysis on a wide range of practical issues that advocates face when interacting with the Commission or Court and explores current debates on possible reforms of the system. At the same time, it provides materials that consider the political dynamics that empower and constrain the system. Doctrine, Practice and Advocacy in the Inter-American Human Rights System takes as its point of departure a critical look at the real-world successes and failures of the system and human rights advocates in the Americas, including the tensions and trade-offs commonly confronted by activists as they seek to advance human rights.

When Is Free Speech Hate Speech?

Author: Martin Gitlin

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1534500790

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Free speech is guaranteed under the First Amendment. Although it may hurt and offend, hate speech is still free, under most circumstances. But what happens when institutions like universities adopt policies prohibiting offensive speech? Do such policies cause more harm than good? Should measures be taken to curb threatening or insulting comments? Or does that amount to little more than censorship? Is our quest to be polite and politically correct curtailing opportunities to express, learn, and grow? When does free speech become criminally threatening? These questions and more are thoughtfully examined in this important resource.

The Fundamental Holmes

A Free Speech Chronicle and Reader - Selections from the Opinions, Books, Articles, Speeches, Letters and Other Writings by and about Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes,Ronald K. L. Collins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521143896

Category: Law

Page: 417

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This is the first anthology of Oliver Wendell Holmes's writings, speeches, and opinions concerning freedom of expression. Prepared by a noted free speech scholar, the book contains eight original essays designed to situate Holmes's works in historical and biographical context. The volume is enriched by extensive commentaries concerning its many entries, which consist of letters, speeches, book excerpts, articles, state court opinions, and U.S. Supreme Court opinions.

Constitutional law

civil liberty and individual rights

Author: William Cohen,David Joseph Danelski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781566620895

Category: Law

Page: 1138

View: 4723



American government

politics and citizenship

Author: Jerold L. Waltman

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: 9780314011664

Category: Political Science

Page: 503

View: 5180