5.4 Adaptation of the Law to Changes in Society

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5.4.1      Legislating to Change Behavioural Requirements

5.4.1.1   The Trade-Off between Restriction and Protection under the Law
5.4.1.2   Public Influence on Legislation
5.4.1.3   Adaptation of Existing Legislation

5.4.2      Judicial Interpretation as a Response to Change

5.4.3      Acceptability of the Law

5.4.3.1   The Need for Inclusivity in the Law
5.4.3.2   Avoiding Conflict with Religious Law
5.4.3.3   The Need to Adapt to Contemporary Culture

5.4.4      Legislation on Morally Controversial Issues

5.4.5      The Legal Right to Freedom of Speech

5.4.6      Legal Measures to Reduce the Likelihood of Ethnic Conflict

5.4.6.1   Demeaning a Belief or All its Adherents
5.4.6.2   Telling Lies with Intent to Defame an Ethnic Group
5.4.6.3   Incitement to Intolerance

5.4.7      Human Rights as a Legal Safeguard

5.4.7.1   National Human Rights to Protect Individuals
5.4.7.2   Entitlements as Legally-Enforceable Human Rights
5.4.7.3   Human Rights as a Basis for the Exercise of Judicial Discretion
5.4.7.4   Human Rights Law Overruling National Legislatures
5.4.7.5   International Human Rights Protecting the Individual

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