Freedom of Expression in Asia

Forthcoming, Lau, Law and Schwartz (eds), Oxford Handbook of Constitutional Law in Asia, Oxford University Press

U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 820 (2019)

22 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2019

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Adrienne Stone

University of Melbourne - Law School

Date Written: March 19, 2019

Abstract

Freedom of expression is widely protected in Asian constitutions in keeping with its global status as a near universal tenet of modern constitutionalism. In many respects, the protection of freedom of expression in Asian constitutions takes a familiar form. Its textual and doctrinal manifestations draw upon, and resemble, the law of freedom of expression seen in other constitutions. However, when it comes to matters of substance differences abound. Just as in the rest of the world, in Asia differing views on freedom of expression are evident, even as between closely related constitutional systems. Indeed, the diversity of approaches to freedom of speech in the region makes out the claim that there is no distinctively Asian form of constitutionalism, though certain common themes are evident.

Keywords: Constitutional Law, Freedom of Expression, Asia

JEL Classification: K00, K19

Suggested Citation

Stone, Adrienne, Freedom of Expression in Asia (March 19, 2019). Forthcoming, Lau, Law and Schwartz (eds), Oxford Handbook of Constitutional Law in Asia, Oxford University Press, U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 820 (2019), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3355029

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