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I’m all for New Zealand giving tobacco a kicking – but don’t criminalise smoking

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I once lived with a militant vegetarian who had grown up near an abattoir. With a thousand-yard stare, he’d talk about how its bloody runoff would seep into his local playground. He hadn’t touched meat since those day...

Civil liberties groups criticise Priti Patel’s plan to criminalise protest

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Civil liberties groups have reacted with dismay to Priti Patel’s plan to criminalise protest groups, saying demonstrations are a “core pillar of any healthy democracy”. The home secretary indicated that she plans to p...

UK borders bill could criminalise Afghan refugees, UN representative warns

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The UN’s refugee chief in London has said the introduction of the new nationality and borders bill could criminalise Afghan people who manage to escape the Taliban. Rossella Pagliuchi-Lor, the UNHCR’S representative i...

South Korean politicians seek to criminalise ‘semen terrorism’

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Politicians in South Korea are seeking to make amendments to an existing law in order to make “semen terrorism” a punishable sex crime. The move comes after a string of controversial court verdicts that have punished ...

Unacceptable to let police criminalise protesters, say MPs and peers

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Allowing the police to criminalise people for protesting is “not acceptable and is arguably not lawful”, more than 60 MPs and peers have told the home secretary. In a letter coordinated by Liberty and Big Brother Watc...

Livestreaming bill introduced after Christchurch could criminalise innocent people

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Two years on from the horrific mass murders at Al-Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, we know the grief is fresh in the hearts of many. As we think about those directly and indirectly impacted, we must also cont...