Public insults to be legalised but grossly offensive messages still criminal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 15th, 2013 in crime, freedom of expression, news, public order by sally

“Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986, which outlaws the use of ‘threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour’ will be amended to remove the word ‘insulting’. The amendment is the result of a successful, high-profile campaign which asked ‘Do we really need the police and the courts to deal with insults?'”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th January 2013