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Hate Speech Public Consultation

From: Department of Justice and Equality
Open for submissions from: 24 October 2019, 11:00
Closed on: 13 December 2019, 17:00


As part of reviewing the legislation on hate speech the Department of Justice and Equality is consulting the public and stakeholders about how Ireland’s law in this area can be improved.

This consultation forms part of the review of existing law in this area, the Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act 1989, and aims to ensure that Ireland’s legislation on hate speech is fit for purpose and is effective in meeting the real needs of communities and individuals who experience the impacts of hate speech.

External consultation

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