28 Apr THE HATE SPEECH BILL: AN OVERVIEW
The Bill has been widely criticized by various Civil Society groups and stakeholders. One of the biggest criticisms is that the Bill prescribes capital punishments for certain offences. Critics of the Bill believe that the provisions of the Bill run contrary to the Spirit of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution, which protects the rights to freedom of speech, expression and association.
This report explores the provisions of the Bill, the legal implications, the purpose of the bill, other legal alternatives to the prevention of hate speech…continue reading