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Tag: Human Rights Commission

Is practising obeah against the law in Cayman?

Is practising obeah against the law in Cayman?

| 03/08/2017 | 16 Comments
I’ve heard it’s illegal to practise obeah here. Is that true? That seems to go against the Bill of Rights, which guarantee freedom of religion. Auntie’s answer: Yes, it is true – it is against the law to practise obeah in the Cayman Islands. Just to be clear, Section 170(1) of the Penal Code [...]

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What is the legal recourse when faced with hate speech?

What is the legal recourse when faced with hate speech?

| 29/06/2017 | 7 Comments
Are there any laws covering hate speech in the Cayman Islands? Auntie’s answer: This was another question for the Human Rights Commission (HRC), though a representative again cautioned that their answer can only be given in general terms and they cannot offer any legal advice. The HRC official exp [...]

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HRC’s Statement on World Oceans Day

HRC’s Statement on World Oceans Day

| 08/06/2016 | 1 Comment
(HRC): The Human Rights Commission joins the United Nations in celebrating World Oceans Day 2016, on 8 June. Adopted in the General Assembly on 5 December 2008, the goal of World Oceans Day is to “raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and the important ways people can [...]

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Human Rights Commission message for Earth Day

Human Rights Commission message for Earth Day

| 22/04/2016 | 1 Comment
Human Rights Commission: The Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission joins organisations in Cayman and other countries around the world in celebrating Earth Day 2016. The Cayman Islands can take pride at being in the notable position of having a right to environmental protection enshrined in its cons [...]

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