Tamaki Makaurau ethnic Police team workshop held an event at Flicking convention center 7th April 2021 on Hate Crime with ethnic leaders from across Auckland region includes fellow representatives Inspector Rakesh Naidoo, Tony Geldenhuys, Sean Walters from Net safe and Frances Everard from Human Rights Commission.
Following topic has been covered,
- WHAT IS HATE speech & hate CRIME?
- Understanding Net safe
What is hate crime?
a hate crime means an offence that is motivated by the offender’s hostility to the victim as a member of a group that has a common characteristic, such as race, religion or sexual orientation. An example is an assault against a person wearing religious attire that was motivated by the offender’s hostility towards the associated religion. In legal language, hate crime has practically the same meaning except that the law creating a hate crime will define the relevant characteristics covered by the offence. These are usually called “protected characteristics”.3 Since the conduct amounting to a hate crime (for example an assault) is already illegal, it is easy to treat a hate motivation either as a factor that can be taken into account for sentencing purposes (which is New Zealand’s current approach) or as an element of a separately created hate-motivated offence
What is hate speech?
Hate speech is a less precise term. In this paper we will generally refer to hate speech in a way that corresponds to the concept of hate crime that we have just outlined and therefore as speech that expresses hatred towards people who share a characteristic. Legislation that creates hate speech liability (which can be civil or criminal) specifies what types of speech are captured and the characteristics that are protected. In this paper we are mainly concerned with the circumstances in which hate speech can, and should, be criminalized. 8 Unlike hate crime (such as a hate-motivated assault), conduct criminalized by a hate speech offence – in this case, what has been said – is not usually independently illegal. The difference between legitimately criminalized hate speech and a vigorous exercise of the right to express opinions is not easy to capture – at least with any precision – in legislative language. As well, the more far reaching a law creating hate speech offences, the greater the potential for inconsistency with the right to freedom of expression.
NETSAFE-TOPIC OF DISSCSSUION TALKS ABOUT WORKING REALTIONS ON HOW WE CAN WORK TO REPORT ONLINE ABUSE, working with the following –
WHAT TO DO IF YOU THINK YOUR PRIVACY HAS BEEN BREACHED?
If you think an agency has breached your privacy, you should contact them to discuss this. If that agency is a company or a government department, try contacting their Privacy Officer as a first step. Be prepared to discuss which of the Privacy Principles you think has been breached, how you are aware of the breach, and what harm you have suffered as a result. If the agency is an individual, you can try approaching them directly and ask them if they are prepared to do something to resolve the situation. Don’t threaten or abuse them.
Some of the other steps you can take include:
- Collect evidence of where you think there has been a privacy breach including screenshot and full URL and the dates when they were captured.
- If you are unable to resolve things yourself you can make a complaint to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner
- If the OPC does not think that your case warrants action, you can take a case to the Human Rights Review Tribunal yourself. However, you can only do this after the OPC investigates your complaint. Be sure to get a “Certificate of Investigation” from the Privacy Commissioner before contacting the Human Rights Review Tribunal.
PHOTOS SHARED ON SOCIAL MEDIA
If a photo or video of yourself has been shared on social media, you can also report this directly to the platform – most major social media platforms have rules against sharing photos without permission. You can contact the main platforms using the details below:
Human rights topic of discussion brief breakdown –
The Human Rights Act 1993 protects people in New Zealand from discrimination in a number of areas of life. The Human Rights Act’s intention is to help ensure that all people in New Zealand are treated fairly and equally. The Act also sets out the role of the Human Rights Commission. Unlawful discrimination occurs when a person is treated unfairly or less favorably than another person in the same or similar circumstances. The Human Rights Amendment Act 2001 made significant changes to the Human Rights Act 1993. The Human Rights Act comprises eight parts.
how can we work with police having a plan?
- Educate people
- I.T for data collection
- Engage with the community