The Attack on Human Rights Commissions and the Decline of Public Discourse
Saskatchewan Law Journal, Vol. 73, pp. 93-129, 2011
37 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2011
Date Written: 2010
In June 2008, I was asked by the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) to write a report about the regulation of hate speech on the internet, focusing specifically on s. 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA). Section 13 prohibits the repeated communication on the phone system or the internet of any matter that is likely to expose a person or persons to hatred or contempt by reason of the fact that that person or those persons are identifiable on the basis of a prohibited ground of discrimination such as race, gender, or religion.
Keywords: Human Rights Commission, Gender, Race, Religion, Internet, Phone, s. 13, Canadian Human Rights Act, Canadian Human Rights Commission
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