Posts Tagged ‘Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon’

Hate speech laws: Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon calls out Government over delays three years after March 15 attacks

Monday, April 4th, 2022

On the eve of the three-year anniversary of the mosque terror attacks, the Race Relations Commissioner has accused the Government of “dragging its heels” over proposed hate speech laws. Strengthening the legislation against incitement of hatred and discrimination was a key recommendation of the Royal Commission of Inquiry after the March 15 attacks in Christchurch. Read more

Race Commissioner keen on tougher hate speech law

Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon says the proposed hate speech law will be a welcome addition to the human rights toolkit. He says the current law covers race and ethnicity, but is silent on disability, religious beliefs or sexual gender or orientation. About half the complaints to the Human Rights Commission are about racial discrimination, Read more