On 7 December 2021 the Law Commission published the final report of its review of hate crime legislation. I was invited onto the James Whale show to discuss the nature of free speech vs hate speech, and online anonymity. You can watch clips from the discussion via the player above, or on YouTube.
Just published on the International Forum for Responsible Media (Inforrm) Blog – an article by yrstrly on what we can learn from the High Court defamation claims issued in 2020.
I scraped data from the HM Courts & Tribunal Service e-filing system and was able to extract some insights on how the Defamation Act 2013 and recent Court judgments have affected the kinds of claims made.
Yesterday lunchtime I was invited back onto TalkRADIO to discuss free speech. [previously] This time my host was Patrick Cristys and the topic of discussion was the government’s bizarre plan to enforce free speech at universities.Continue reading “Discussing Free Speech at Universities on TalkRADIO with Patrick Christys”
Back in February I wrote a post on the judgment of the Employment Tribunal in Seyi Omooba v Michael Garret Associates Ltd. The main conclusion: Employment Tribunals have become the free speech front line.
Thinking also of the Seyi Omooba case and the (presumably) forthcoming case concerning the suspended Batley teacher: Employment Tribunals are now the free speech front line. https://t.co/D18HEinf7q— Robert Sharp रोबर्ट शार्प (@robertsharp59) April 9, 2021
Last week I went to look for the post in order to tweet it at Sean Jones QC (see above), only to discover I had never actually published it!
I have now made it live and it appears further down this blog’s timeline. You can read it here.Continue reading “Employment Tribunals: The New Free Speech Front Line”
Nowy Czas is a newspaper that serves the Polish community of London. It is edited by Grzegorz and Teresa Malkiewicz.
Back in 2015 they published an article about a businessman. They discussed his historic business dealings and bankruptcy, and expressed concern at his involvement with two charitable organisations: The POSK cultural centre in Hammersmith, and the Kolbe House Care home in Ealing.
The gentleman in question sued the newspaper for libel, and the case was heard in 2017. Nowy Czas successfully defended the article, using the defences of ‘substantial truth’ (Defamation Act 2013, section 2) and ‘public interest’ (section 4).Continue reading “Libel Justice for Nowy Czas”