The case of footballer Raheem Stirling provides an avenue into the oft-overlooked issue of hate speech prevention and deterrence. The adequacy of English law in tackling hate speech, a nuanced and increasingly difficult to isolate issue. This is due to an instance of hate speech having the potential to cover a wide variety of legal actions and regulations. This in and of itself can be problematic; actions may not quite fit the scenario to which they apply or require careful adherence and scrutiny to ensure a just outcome. Continue reading
This is my selection of the most legally and factually interesting defamation cases from England, Australia and the United States from 2017. This post was originally produced for the INFORRM website and is reproduced on TPP for reference.
An excellent post from the INFORRM Blog’s Hugh Tomlinson QC analysing the Gatwick incident involving drone use and the privacy issues arising from press reporting and investigations by the Sussex Police.
The news last week was dominated by the “Gatwick drones” with the country’s second busiest airport being closed three times in three days and 140,000 passengers being stranded. On Friday 21 December 2018 a local couple were arrested “following a tip off“.
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