Ireland: Hate Speech Bill Advances Amid Fears It Would Silence J.K. Rowling And The Church

Ireland: Hate Speech Bill Advances Amid Fears It Would Silence J.K. Rowling And The Church

Eurasia Review

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By Kevin J. Jones

Ireland is preparing to enact a broader ban on hate crimes and hate speech as critics warn of effects on freedom of expression.

Backers presented the bill, The Criminal Justice (Incitement to Violence or Hatred and Hate Offences) Act 2022, as an update of a 1989 law. They cited new technological...

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