January 23, 2006

Free Speech and Incitement redux

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:17 pm by thelawthoughts

In light of our conversation last week, there is a nice piece on Opinio Juris about Abu Hamza, who is on trial in London for incitement here.

Essentially, this speech highlights there is a continuum on which we must place acts of alleged incitement. Then, we have to draw the line on the continuum over which incitement becomes criminal. This guy is clearly a criminal.

Whilst I would not suggest Alan Jones and other broadcasters before the Cronulla riots are at the same point on the continuum, it throws up interesting questions about exactly where we should draw that line.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: