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The Comparative Constitutional Law of Freedom of Expression in Asia


Adrienne Stone


Melbourne Law School

Rishad Chowdhury


University of Chicago - Law School

Martin Clark


Melbourne Law School

June 16, 2013

Forthcoming in R Dixon and T Ginsburg (eds), Comparative Constitutional Law in Asia, Edward Elgar (2013)
U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 643

Abstract:     
The chapter will review how the distinctive political and constitutional cultures of four Asian countries – Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and India – affect the articulation of freedom of expression principles by courts in those countries. Rather than attempting an exhaustive analysis of particular categories of freedom of expression protection and limitations in each of these four jurisdictions, our analysis will draw out particular aspects of protections and limitations that help to illustrate the broader constitutional cultures in each of these jurisdictions. Before doing so, we will review the fundamental elements of any constitutional principle of freedom of expression (including its formal manifestation, structural elements and doctrinal forms), noting some particularities evident in Asian countries.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 34

Keywords: constitutional law, freedom of expression

JEL Classification: K00, K19

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Date posted: June 18, 2013  

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Stone, Adrienne and Chowdhury, Rishad and Clark, Martin, The Comparative Constitutional Law of Freedom of Expression in Asia (June 16, 2013). Forthcoming in R Dixon and T Ginsburg (eds), Comparative Constitutional Law in Asia, Edward Elgar (2013); U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 643. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2280222

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Adrienne Stone (Contact Author)
Melbourne Law School ( email )
Victoria, 3010
Rishad Chowdhury
University of Chicago - Law School ( email )
1111 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
Martin Clark
Melbourne Law School ( email )
Victoria, 3010
Australia
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