Faculty of Law
Executive Dean Prof Avinash Govindjee - see his message
Fisheries Law Enforcement Academy
Centre for Law in Action
Law of the Sea and Development in Africa
Private Law and Social Justice Conference 2017
21 -22 AUGUST
The Faculty of Law notes with grave concern the increased levels of inter-group hatred in South Africa and the many incidents of insidious hate speech, including the use of derogatory racial slurs, especially on social media sites.
The Faculty is committed to the advancement of freedom of expression in South Africa, but is also mindful of the fact that the right does not include the advocacy of group hatred, which incites others to cause harm, or the use of disparaging epithets to address the individual members of certain groups in society. Such speech undermines the integrity, dignity and equality of vulnerable group members, upsets social cohesion and nation building, and is not to be tolerated in the democratic society envisaged by the Constitution.
The staff and students of the Faculty of Law undertake to uphold and advance the Constitution and will not abide racism, the harmful stereotyping of target groups or the advocacy of group hatred inciting harm.
Tel: +27 (0) 41 504 1111
Fax: +27 (0) 41 504 2574 / 2731
PO Box 77000, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Port Elizabeth, 6031, South Africa
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