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Public Law

Public Law (4th edn)

Mark Elliott and Robert Thomas
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date: 04 December 2023

p. 81720. Freedom of Expressionlocked

p. 81720. Freedom of Expressionlocked

  • Mark ElliottMark ElliottProfessor of Public Law, University of Cambridge
  •  and Robert ThomasRobert ThomasProfessor of Public Law, University of Manchester


This chapter examines the nature of free speech, first addressing the question of why free speech must be protected. It then discusses Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), media freedom, defamation, criminal offences, privacy, and official secrecy.

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