Tags: Section 5
Posted: Thu, 14 Feb 2013
MPs have confirmed that a controversial public order law that criminalises "insulting" words or behaviour will be reformed to permit greater freedom of speech.
Posted: Mon, 14 Jan 2013
In a major victory for freedom of expression, Home Secretary Theresa May has bowed to the inevitable and agreed to accept a House of Lords amendment removing the word "insulting " from Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1988.
Posted: Thu, 20 Dec 2012
The House of Lords recently passed an amendment to remove "insulting words" from the scope of Section 5 of the Public Order Act. Now we need your support to ensure that MPs retain this vital free speech measure.
Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2012
The Reform Section 5 campaign chalked up a spectacular victory for freedom of expression on Wednesday evening when the House of Lords passed an amendment to remove the word "insulting" from section 5 of the Public Order Act.
Posted: Thu, 29 Nov 2012
The Reform Section 5 campaign has taken a major step forward with the tabling of an amendment in Parliament to remove the word "insulting" from section 5 of the Public Order Act.
Posted: Thu, 30 Aug 2012
Human Rights campaigners, faith groups and secularists gathered outside Parliament today to demand greater protection for free speech by reforming Section 5 of the Public Order Act.
Posted: Wed, 16 May 2012
The National Secular Society has joined together with human rights campaigners and religious groups to launch a major new campaign to reform the 1986 Public Order Act, after mounting evidence suggests it is strangling free speech.