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What did the Hate Speech Law Commission say in its 2017 report?

Sudarshan News broadcasting a program about Muslims infiltrating public services has once again ignited the hate speech debate. While the Supreme Court heard the case, the Law Commission of India addressed the issue of hate speech in its 267e report submitted in 2017. Here is an opinion. Recently, Sudarshan News, a Hindi-language news channel, announced […]

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Law Commission consultation on marriage reforms | Characteristic

When most couples start planning a wedding, they enthusiastically think about the day itself – what they will wear, who they will invite, and of course, where they want to get married. What most don’t realize, however, is how tightly regulated the ‘where’ and ‘how’ are. For some couples, this will mean that the ceremony […]

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Misogyny should be criminalized as a hate crime to protect women, says Law Commission

Misogyny should be criminalized as a hate crime to protect women and ensure offenders are properly punished, the government has been told. The Law Commission, an independent body which recommends reforms in England and Wales, said sex or gender should become a “protected characteristic” for legal purposes. Current characteristics are race, religion, disability, sexual orientation […]

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US Law Commission Says Hate Crimes Laws Should Protect Women | News

The Law Commission says there is overwhelming evidence, including online abuse targeting women parliamentarians, to justify adding sex or gender as protected characteristics under hate crime laws. The commission today unveiled several proposals to improve hate crime laws, which it says are in practice complex, spread across different laws and use multiple overlapping mechanisms. Hate […]

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Three-year-old Law Commission recommendations could save charities hit by pandemic

Implementing recommendations identified three years ago by the Laws Commission Charities Bill could make the difference between charities collapsing or surviving the coronavirus pandemic, warned a legal expert. The third anniversary of the publication of the report, Technical issues in charity law, spent this week. It made 43 recommendations aimed at facilitating the administration and […]

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Online Abuse: Law Commission Proposals to Better Protect Victims.

The Law Commission today released proposals to better protect victims from harmful behavior online. This includes, among other things, abusive messages or e-mails. Reforms to combat the malicious sharing of information known to be false have also been proposed. This is good news because the rise of internet and social media use in our society […]