Racially derogatory cartoons and racial vilification laws : Where to draw the line?

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Swannie, Bill. (2020). Racially derogatory cartoons and racial vilification laws : Where to draw the line? Alternative Law Journal. 45(4), pp. 291-297. https://doi.org/10.1177/1037969X20918663
AuthorsSwannie, Bill
Abstract

This article examines whether racially derogatory cartoons are capable of infringing Part IIA of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth). In particular, it examines the exemption of ‘artistic work’ in section 18D, which depends on the artistic work being published ‘reasonably’. Courts have struggled to apply the concept of ‘reasonableness’ to cartoons, noting that cartoons are exaggerated by their nature and that they often convey political messages.

Keywordsart; human rights law; media; discrimination; race issues; vilification
Year2020
JournalAlternative Law Journal
Journal citation45 (4), pp. 291-297
PublisherSAGE Publications
ISSN1037-969X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1037969X20918663
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85083363297
Open accessPublished as green open access
Page range291-297
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