Analyses | Public administration and legal system | 2017-03-31 | HKEJ

Should swearing be criminalised in HK?

Recent calls for introducing legislation against insulting police officers has sparked controversy. But some argued that under the premise of safeguarding the freedom of speech, not only police officers and judges, but whoever is being verbally abused – frontline officers in other disciplinary forces, civil servants, people in the service industry and the general public – should be protected. What else could be done except to pass a new law?

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.