Sep 22, 2019

HRCSL Issues Guidelines On Application Of Hate Speech Law (S.3 Of ICCPR Act)

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HRCSL Issues Guidelines On Application Of Hate Speech Law (S.3 Of ICCPR Act)

Sri Lanka Brief

22/09/2019

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.”

Read more at https://srilankabrief.org/2019/09/hrcsl-issues-guidelines-on-application-of-hate-speech-law-s-3-of-iccpr-act/

Human Rights Commission Sri Lanka

HRCSL letter to Acting Inspector General of Police
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