Is There a Right of Freedom of Expression
University of San Diego School of Law
Larry Alexander, IS THERE A RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, Cambridge University Press, 2005
San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-23
In this book I offer a skeptical appraisal of the claim that freedom of expression is a human right. I examine the various contexts in which a right of freedom of expression might be asserted and conclude that such a right cannot be supported in any of these contexts. I argue that some legal protection of freedom of expression is surely valuable, though the form such protection will take will vary with historical and cultural circumstances and is not a matter of human right.
Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 30, 2005
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