Human Rights

Group Defamation, Freedom of Expression, and the Law of Nations

Author: Thomas David Jones

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041102652

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

View: 8396

The Nature of Human Rights.

Hate Speech and Freedom of Speech in Australia

Author: Katharine Gelber,Adrienne Sarah Ackary Stone

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862876538

Category: Law

Page: 238

View: 1420

Hate speech laws have existed in various forms in Australia for well over a decade. Unlike other countries, such as the United States and Canada, they have not faced constitutional hurdles to their existence. The general acceptance of hate speech laws in Australia opens intellectual space for the exploration of a range of interesting questions regarding the laws' operation, the underlying values they pursue and the context within which hate speech is occurring. How should the regulation of hate speech be balanced against Australia's political and cultural commitment to freedom of speech? Who are the hate speakers and how does their speech manifest? What types of hate speech are targeted by existing laws? How are these laws enforced? How can the laws be changed to improve governments' response to hate speech? How does the emergence of bills of rights affect the regulation of hate speech? Drawing on a broad range of academic and practical experts, this book addresses these questions. The essays in first part of this book outline the landscape within which hate speech regulation occurs. They include consideration of the legal, policy and historical context for vilification, the ways in which the language of hatred is changing, and a new look at the longstanding debate about the tension between freedom of speech and hate speech as a conflict between liberty and equality. In part two, the book considers the practice of hate speech regulation in a variety of Australian institutions and includes practical perspectives from the legal profession. In the final part the essays consider hate speech regulation within a broader human rights framework, taking into account the emergence of bills of rights in Australian states.

Freedom of Speech

Author: Eric Barendt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199244510

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 526

View: 465

Fully revised and updated, this title examines topical issues such as free speech and freedom of the press, as well as considering other important developments and legislation.

Freedom of Expression

Author: James J. Magee

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313313844

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 338

This student resource traces 11 freedom of expression issues that have polarized the nation.

Freedom of Speech and Other Human Rights. A Selection of Documents with an Introduction and Study Questions


Publisher: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika

ISBN: 8323133379


Page: 164

View: 5040

„Freedom of Speech and Other Human Rights. A Selection of Documents with an Introduction and Study Questions” is addressed, first and foremost, to students of mass communication and journalism. However, also students of other faculties as well as non-student readers may find the book useful. It follow two others volumes by the same author: "From Milton to Mill: Classic Defenders of Freedom of Speech" (2012) and "Free Speech Defenders it Twentieth Century United States" (2013), also published by the Nicolaus Copernicus University Press. The series will be continued with the book "Human Rights in Famous Speeches".

Handbuch Angewandte Ethik

Author: Ralf Stoecker,Christian Neuhäuser,Marie-Luise Raters

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476053202

Category: Philosophy

Page: 537

View: 3187

Ethische Fragen betreffen alle Gesellschaftsbereiche. Sie stellen sich bei Themen wie sozialer Gerechtigkeit sowie in politischen oder ökologischen Debatten. Das Handbuch erfasst die Angewandte Ethik systematisch und historisch, beschreibt ihre rechtliche und institutionelle Situation sowie die relevanten Teilbereiche, wie z.B. Forschungs-, Wirtschafts- und Bioethik. Im Zentrum stehen konkrete Fragen aus dem Privat- und Sozialleben des Menschen, der medizinischen Ethik sowie der Umwelt- und Tierethik.

Human Liberty and Freedom of Speech

Author: C. Edwin Baker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195360028

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Although an inchoate liberty theory of freedom of speech has deep roots in Supreme Court decisions and political history, it has been overshadowed in judicial decisions and scholarly commentary by the marketplace of ideas theory. In this book, Baker critiques the assumptions required by the marketplace of ideas theory and develops the liberty theory, showing its philosophical soundness, persuasiveness, and ability to protect free speech. He argues that First Amendment liberty rights (as well as Fourteenth Amendment equality rights) required by political or moral theory are central to the possibility of progressive change. Problem areas are examined, including the question of whether individual political and civil rights can in principle be distinguished from property rights, freedom of the press, and the use of public spaces for expressive purposes.

Freedom of Speech and Employment

Author: Lucy Vickers

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198268307

Category: Law

Page: 260

View: 7985

Freedom of Speech and Employment is a new study of the employment law implications for employees who exercise the right to free speech. The book examines the philosophical basis for protecting free speech, the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 and article 10 of the ECHR, the implications of free speech for the contract of employment, the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, and the special position of local government and NHS staff and civil servants.

Freedom of Expression and the Media

Author: Merris Amos,Jackie Harrison,Lorna Woods

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004207740

Category: Law

Page: 264

View: 9675

Freedom of expression – particularly freedom of speech – is, in most Western liberal democracies, a well accepted and long established, though contested constitutional right or principle. Whilst based in ethical, rights-based and political theories such as those of: justice, the good life, personal autonomy, self determination, and welfare, as well as arrangements over legitimate government, pluralism and its limits, democracy and the extent and role of the state, there is always a lack of agreement over what precisely freedom of expression entails and how it should be applied. For the purposes of this book we are concerned with freedom of expression and the media with regard to the current application of legal standards and self-regulation to journalistic practice.

Copyright and human rights

freedom of expression, intellectual property, privacy

Author: Paul Torremans

Publisher: Kluwer Law Intl

ISBN: 9789041122780

Category: Law

Page: 181

View: 3441

The idea of copyright, originally conceived as a means of protecting the right of individual authors to fair compensation for their work, has undergone a sea change in recent decades. it is now frequently invoked to safeguard the profits of corporate marketers of widely-used media and software products, and in this context has given rise to a surprising new conflict: The collision of copyright and human rights. Copyright and Human Rights is the first comprehensive analysis of this emerging nexus of legal issues. In eight incisive essays, well-known authorities in both copyright law and human rights law present in-depth analysis and discussion of such essential topics as the following: the human rights credentials of copyright the relations between copyright and freedom of speech and of expression, from the perspectives of both North American and European law the impact of U.S Supreme Court decision in Eldred the relevance to copyright of the public interest defense in European law; and the fundamental rights of privacy in an intellectual property environment. In the years to come, more and more lawyers will be confronted with issues involving the interaction of intellectual property and human rights. As a groundbreaking work focusing on the copyright aspect, Copyright and Human Rights will be seen as a cornerstone of the debate. Practitioners, academics and policymakers in both fields will immediately recognize its value as a springboard To The informed future development of this new and crucial area of legal theory and practice.

Human Rights Law and Regulating Freedom of Expression in New Media

Lessons from Nordic Approaches

Author: Mart Susi,Jukka Viljanen,Eiríkur Jónsson,Artūrs Kučs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351017578

Category: Law

Page: 210

View: 8947

The Nordic countries are well known globally for their high human rights standards and, at the same time, high degree of internet freedom. This edited collection reveals how the Nordic countries have succeeded in the task of protecting freedom of expression in the new media. It contains an overview of public policy choices and best practices of domestic online companies, which have the aspiration of finding global acceptance. Reviewing the topic of freedom of expression in new media within Nordic and Baltic countries, this book incorporates both general themes and interesting country-specific themes that will provide wider knowledge on the development of freedom of expression and media law in the online media era. A comprehensive analysis of regulation of online media, both at the level of legislation and application of law in courts and other authorities, are included. This book will contribute to the ongoing discussion as to whether there is a need to modify prevailing interpretation of freedom of expression. Human Rights Law and Regulating Freedom of Expression in New Media focuses on the multi-layered and complicated relationship between internet and human rights law. It contributes to the ongoing discussion regarding the protection of freedom of expression on the internet in the context of various doctrines of constitutional law, including the proliferation of constitutional adjudication. It will be of interest to researchers, academics, policymakers, and students in the fields of human rights law, internet law, political science, sociology, cultural studies, media and communications studies and technology.

On Liberty

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150185360

Category: Freiheit

Page: 350

View: 4878


Contested Words

Legal Restrictions on Freedom of Speech in Liberal Democracies

Author: Ian Cram

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317160304

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

View: 7968

In modern liberal democracies, rights-based judicial intervention in the policy choices of elected bodies has always been controversial. For some, such judicial intervention has trivialized and impoverished democratic politics. For others judges have contributed to a dynamic and healthy dialogue between the different spheres of the constitution, removed from pressures imposed on elected representatives to respond to popular sentiment. This book provides a critical evaluation of ongoing debates surrounding the judicial role in protecting fundamental human rights, focusing in particular on legislative/executive abridgment of a core freedom in western society - namely, liberty of expression. A range of types of expression are considered, including expression related to electoral processes, political expression in general and sexually explicit forms of expression.

Defamation and Freedom of Speech

Author: Dario Milo

Publisher: OUP Oxford


Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 9220

The book examines the law of defamation, and argues that it must be reformed in a number of ways in order to balance two important constitutional rights, the right to reputation and the right to freedom of expression. The book analyses how far the media and others should be entitled to go in reporting on important matters of public interest in society, such as corruption and misconduct in public office. It also examines where the line should be drawn between a public figure's public and private life.

Is There a Right of Freedom of Expression?

Author: Larry Alexander

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521529846

Category: Law

Page: 203

View: 5253

A sceptical appraisal of the claim that freedom of expression is a human right.