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The Comparative Constitutional Law of Freedom of Expression

33 Pages Posted: 2 Jul 2010 Last revised: 30 Aug 2017

Adrienne Stone

Melbourne Law School

Date Written: July 1, 2010


Freedom of expression is among the most widely protected of constitutional rights. This chapter, written for a Research Handbook on Comparative Constitutional Law canvasses freedom of expression in a wide range of modern democracies. The chapter focuses, first, on the conceptual structure of rights of freedom of expression and, second, upon substantive conceptions of ‘freedom of expression’.

Keywords: comparative constitutional law, freedom of expression, freedom of speech

JEL Classification: K00, K19, K39

Suggested Citation

Stone, Adrienne, The Comparative Constitutional Law of Freedom of Expression (July 1, 2010). U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 476. Available at SSRN: or

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