Freedom of Expression
Rory O'Connell and Paul Mageean 'Freedom of Expression' in Brice Dickson and Brian Gormally, Human Rights in Northern Ireland: The CAJ Handbook (Hart Publishing 2015)
Posted: 17 Feb 2015
Date Written: February 11, 2015
This chapter examines the law on free expression in Northern Ireland, as protected under domestic law and the European Convention on Human Rights. It covers a range of laws that regulate or restrict free expression including specific criminal offences, the civil law on defamation, privacy rights, media regulation, contempt of court, political expression and official secrets legislation.
Keywords: free expression; free speech; human rights act; northern ireland
JEL Classification: K10
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