Item description for Human Rights:Group Defamation, Freedom of Expression and the Law of Nations (International Studies in Human Rights) by Thomas Jones...
In his book Human Rights: Group Defamation, Freedom of Expression and the Law of Nations, Thomas David Jones presents a discussion and analysis of the laws governing group defamation and speech inciteful of racial hatred in Great Britain, Canada, India, Nigeria, and the United States. Although there exists no federal group defamation law in the United States, a few state legislatures have promulgated group defamation statutes, while a cause of action for group defamation has been recognized as justiciable in the decision law of other states. Mr Jones describes his theory as constitutional minimalism because he does not advocate the legal proscription of all derogatory hate speech. Only the sub-category of hate speech that fulfills the standard elements of proof found in common law defamation claim will be prosecuted criminally by the federal government. The author further asserts that a carefully and narrowly drafted federal criminal group defamation statute will pass constitutional muster without creating a conflict with First Amendment rights.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.2" Height: 1" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Nov 11, 1997
ISBN 9041102655 ISBN13 9789041102652
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More About Thomas Jones
Gwyn Jones and Thomas Jones were, respectively, Professor of English at Aberystwyth and Cardiff and Professor of Welsh at Aberystwyth. They are the authors of numerous works of scholarship in Welsh and in English. John Updike, novelist, poet, and critic, is perhaps best known for his four "Rabbit "novels, published in Everyman's Library as "Rabbit Angstrom."