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Freedom of Speech

Eric Barendt


This is a revised and updated edition of the work first published in 1985. There have been many developments since the first edition, including enactment of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in Canada in 1982, the impact of the European Human Rights Convention, and the consideration by English courts of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. Social and cultural changes mean that free speech claims are being made in novel contexts: to challenge the validity of bans on tobacco advertising, to publish ‘kiss and tell’ stories about celebrities, and to resist attempts to regulate the Int ... More

Keywords: freedom of speech, freedom of expression, law, England, freedom of the press, privacy, human rights, United States, European Human Rights Convention, copyright

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199225811
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225811.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Barendt, author
Goodman Professor of Media Law, University College London