Article Title:Human rights law turned on head
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:16th April 2004 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2289
Text:Human rights law in New Zealand has been turned on its head, says Act MP Stephen Franks. In a speech given yesterday at the Australasian Law Reform Agencies Conference entitled Going Native: What Indigeneity Should Look Like In The Morning, Franks urged for "much greater respect for indigeneity in our law." "Instead of constraining the state from abusing its coercive powers, human rights clerics have made it criminally immoral to advertise for a Christian forecourt attendant," he said. "You could be liable for the offence caused by leaving a salacious calendar girl on the wall of the staff common room, but not for sending in to every living room images of gay sex that still shock many families."    
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