14 Jan 2020

Hate speech laws to come up for review in 2020

From Five O'clock Report, 5:42 pm on 14 January 2020

The Justice Minister has been presented with potential options for strengthening this country's hate speech laws. Andrew Little indicated he was urgently reviewing the country's hate speech laws in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque attacks. Mr Little says he's now received some possible options and will take time to consider them fully. This week on Five O'Clock Report we're taking an in-depth look at trends and issues likely to make headlines this year. The University of Canterbury's dean of law, Ursula Cheer, spoke to Kim Savage about the state of our current hate speech laws.