MOLEK, Pavel and Michael LONGO. Freedom of Expression: European and Australian Perspectives. Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies. 2014, neuveden, No 6, p. 2-16. ISSN 1837-2147.
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Original name Freedom of Expression: European and Australian Perspectives
Authors MOLEK, Pavel (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution) and Michael LONGO (36 Australia).
Edition Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies, 2014, 1837-2147.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 50500 5.5 Law
Country of publisher Australia
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14220/14:00077321
Organization unit Faculty of Law
Keywords in English Australia; Europe; freedom of expression; judiciary; legal protections; limitations
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Tags International impact, Reviewed
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This article explores the legal frameworks supporting the right to freedom of expression in Europe and Australia. Whereas in Europe there are overlapping protections of this right embedded within highly visible, legally binding instruments, the Australian protection rests on a judicial constitutional implication. Despite fundamental differences in salience, visibility and scope, it appears that neither jurisdiction is averse to limiting the right to free speech in certain circumstances, for instance when expressions are deemed gratuitously offensive. It is evident that the limits imposed on the freedom of expression both in Europe and in Australia determine the nature of the right. Whether or not the multiple layers of legal protection in Europe provide a bulwark against the erosion of the right to speech in Europe, this article reveals the comparative fragility of the constitutional implication in Australia.
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