HRCSL Issues Guidelines On Application Of Hate Speech Law (S.3 Of ICCPR Act)
Sri Lanka Brief
Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission has issued guidelines on application of Hate Speech Law (s.3 of ICCPR Act) in a letter addressed to the Acting IGP, Sri Lanka.
The HRCSL says that “the section 3 of the ICCPR act is an important legal tool in combating hate speech and hate speech has become a common phenomenon in the country targeting various groups. However commission observes that enforcement of the section 3 of the ICCPR Act has not been done in a consistent and even handed manner and sees the grater clarity on the legal scope of the offence recongnised by the said provision.”