Forthcoming in R Dixon and T Ginsburg (eds), Comparative Constitutional Law in Asia, Edward Elgar (2013)
34 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2013
Date Written: June 16, 2013
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.
Keywords: constitutional law, freedom of expression
JEL Classification: K00, K19
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2280222