The ICJ, together with other 60 national and international human rights organizations urged today the Myanmar authorities, and in particular the Ministry of Transport and Communication and the Parliament, to ensure the repeal of the offence of criminal defamation.
The ICJ has joined other leading human rights NGOs in setting out a range of specific measures to increase the effectiveness of UN Special Procedures – independent experts appointed by the Human Rights Council to address particular themes or countries.
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The Justice and Education Departments took issue with this, saying that conduct, or speech on sexual topics, is harassment even if "it is" not "objectively offensive": Third, Sexual Harassment Policy 406.5.1 improperly suggests that the conduct does not constitute sexual harassment unless it is objectively offensive. sexual harassment should be more broadly defined as “any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature.” (Findings at pg. 4, short, sexual harassment is defined to include "any" speech or other verbal conduct even if it would not offend a reasonable person, but rather only is offensive from the subjective viewpoint of a hypersensitive person. 1995) (racial harassment policy void for vagueness where it required “subjective reference”); Cohen v.
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This policy provides examples of unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature but then states that “[w]hether conduct is sufficiently offensive to constitute sexual harassment is determined from the perspective of an objectively reasonable person of the same gender in the same situation.” Whether conduct is objectively offensive is a factor used to determine if a hostile environment has been created, but it is not the standard to determine whether conduct was “unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature” and therefore constitutes “sexual harassment.” . Making a sexual or racial harassment policy entirely subjective makes it unconstitutionally vague on its face. San Bernardino Valley College, 92 F.3d 968 (9th Cir.
1996) (voiding harassment policy as applied to professor’s speech on vagueness ground; policy must provide fair notice).