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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  

Richard Moon

University of Windsor - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

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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Moon, Richard, The Attack on Human Rights Commissions and the Decline of Public Discourse (2010). Saskatchewan Law Journal, Vol. 73, pp. 93-129, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1865332

Richard Moon (Contact Author)

University of Windsor - Faculty of Law ( email )

401 Sunset Ave.
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
Canada

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