Truth, civility, and religious battlegrounds

the contest between religious vilification laws and freedom of expression

Joel Harrison

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Abstract

The Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 (Victoria, Australia) and the Canadian Criminal Act are examined through a study of 'Islamic Council of Victoria v Catch the Fire Ministries Inc' and 'R v Harding' cases, respectively. Their provisions that prohibit hate speech based on religious vilification are analyzed, suggesting that freedom of expression should be provided, trusting citizens to employ truth and civility in religious discourse.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-96
Number of pages26
JournalAuckland University law review
Volume12
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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