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How to apply the Bill of Rights

By Steven | July 27, 2012

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (in the wake of several High Court decisions, and perhaps aware of some of the criticisms I made with Claudia Geiringer) commissioned me to provide some advice on how the Bill of Rights applies to them and how they can practically integrate it into their decision-making. They have posted my paper here. I think their recent decisions are displaying a much more principled and nuanced approach to free speech issues.

I also like to think the analysis in that paper is of relevance to others who have to juggle free speech issues, most notably the censor’s office, the Press Council and Advertising Standards Authority (who are surely performing a public function, so the Bill of Rights applies) and the courts.

Topics: Advertising Standards, Broadcasting Standards Authority, Censorship, NZ Bill of Rights Act, Press Council | No Comments »


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