Posts Tagged ‘persecution of religious minorities’

Law change need to protect religious groups against hate speech Comments 0

Monday, April 8th, 2019

The Human Rights Commission wants the government to consider changing the law to protect religious groups against hate speech. Justice minister Andrew Little has announced he will be fast-tracking a review of the laws. However, unlike changes to gun laws, which look set to pass with near unanimity, changes to hate speech legislation could be Read more

Hate speech could prevent political activist from speaking in New Zealand Comments 0

Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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Canadian Lauren Southern, described as a “far-right political activist, internet personality, and journalist associated with the alt-right,” is advertising a show in Auckland. She was banned from entering the UK in March after antagonising Muslims by displaying flyers reading “Allah is a Gay God” and “Allah is trans.” Unlike in the UK, a hate speech Read more

Indonesia urged to stop persecution of religious minorities Comments 0

Friday, November 16th, 2012

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has spoken out against the Indonesian government’s continued persecution of religious minorities. Navanethem Pillay urged the world’s largest Muslim nation to translate universal human rights obligations into domestic law. Continue reading Related Posts:Pacific churches back UN complaint over PapuaCatholic students in Indonesia say listen to people of Read more