Analysis || Freedom of expression at stake in Boycott Law deliberations
Boycott calls may annoy people. but protecting freedom of expression is particularly necessary when that expression is liable to antagonize and be unpopular.
During the High Court of Justice hearing on the constitutionality of the Boycott Law yesterday, there were a lot of questions raised about the legitimacy of restricting freedom of expression. Among other issues, comparisons were made between calling for a boycott and discriminatory calls against specific groups, for example calling to refuse to rent apartments to Arabs.