Moderation policy

This online discussion allows you the opportunity to post comments that will remain viewable on this website. The Ministry of Justice therefore operates a moderation policy to ensure that comments are appropriate and not harmful to others.

Moderation is performed by the Ministry of Justice in accordance with the terms set out below.

Comments which include any of the following will be deleted:

  • Threats or incitements to violence
  • Use of obscenity
  • Duplicative or substantially duplicative postings by the same person or entity
  • Postings seeking employment or containing advertisements for a commercial product or service
  • Information posted in violation of law, including libel, condoning or encouraging illegal activity, revealing classified information, or infringing on a copyright or trademark.

While we invite open participation and diverse viewpoints to be shared, the main goal/purpose of each discussion will be clear (usually in the form of a question or challenge) and your contribution should be based around that.

Accordingly, we (moderators) reserve the right to remove posts which do not address some aspect of that purpose.

We deeply value your time and input, and our desire is to remove as few posts as possible while ensuring that a focused, constructive discussion takes place.

This moderation policy is subject to change to address additional matters as may be warranted. If you have a complaint about an item of user-generated content on this site, or feel that your own content was removed in error, please contact us.