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Bermuda: “Hate speech” complaint rejected

Categories: Caribbean, Bermuda, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Media & Journalism, Politics

Bermuda's Human Rights Commission has rejected a complaint against Senator David Burch, who used an offensive racial term in a radio broadcast last year. The HRC had no choice, says the Limey; “Burch's comment was disgusting. But unfortunately not illegal [1].” But Sean at IMHO.bm is “enraged”, especially because the HRC “scolded” the politician who made the official complaint. “If the Human Rights Act doesn’t guard against this, then it is utterly useless [2].” “It's up to the public to stand up and put a stop to … race based politics [3],” says Christian S. Dunleavy.