Monthly Archives: October 2013

Hate Speech and Free Expression

Lord Anthony Lester of Herne Hill, QC, speaking at the Media Law and Policy Conference 2013, Hongkong University:

 I’m a Jew and members of my family died in death camps in Europe but I believe that you cannot use criminal law to stop racist speech except in extreme cases…of incitement to genocide…the best remedy for evil speech is not less speech but more speech.

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