The Constitutional Protection Of Freedom Of Expression

Author: Richard Moon
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802078360
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Moon argues that recognition of the social dynamic of communication is critical to understanding the potential value and harm of language and to addressing questions about the scope and limits on one's rights to freedom of expression.

Freedom Of Expression And The Internet

Author: Prof. Wolfgang Benedek
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9287178208
Size: 64.26 MB
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With the rise of the Internet, the opportunities to express oneself have grown exponentially, as have the challenges to freedom of expression. From the Arab Spring to the global Occupy movement, freedom of expression on the Internet has had a profound impact on the debates which shape our future. At the same time, an increasing number of states use the Internet to spy on journalists and citizens, to prosecute and jail bloggers, and to censor online information. This book sets out to answer essential questions regarding the extent and limits of freedom of expression online. It seeks to shed light on the often obscure landscape of what we are allowed to say online and how our ideas, and the process of imparting and receiving information, are protected. It shows the large ambit of rights protected by freedom of expression – including freedom of the media and the right to access information via the Internet. It also highlights the importance of the standard-setting, monitoring and promotion activities of international and non-governmental organisations, with a chapter on relevant national practices that illustrates how different states deal with the challenge that the Internet has brought to ensuring freedom of expression for all. As the importance of the Internet in our daily lives grows, readers will find this book to be a valuable resource for understanding the rights and obligations of each actor on the Internet, including states, Internet companies and civil society.

The Charter Of Rights And Freedoms

Author: Robert J. Sharpe
Publisher: Essentials of Canadian Law
ISBN: 9781552214466
Size: 49.12 MB
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"This book attempts to provide an accessible account of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms for law students and lawyers as well as non-specialist readers interested in acquiring a basic understanding of the Canadian legal system and the Canadian constitution. We will survey the manner in which the Canadian courts have come to terms with a constitutionally entrenched bill of rights, focusing on the decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada. The purpose is to explain the Charter, its interpretation by the courts, and its practical application, rather than to present anything approaching a theoretical or philosophical account of Charter rights. It is, however, almost impossible to discuss the Charter without a theoretical framework. As will become apparent, we are believers in the Charter and in the important role it confers upon the courts. In our view, the courts are properly charged with the task of defining and protecting fundamental rights and freedoms in a modern liberal democracy. Furthermore, the Canadian experience to date suggests that an entrenched bill of rights enhances rather than detracts from fundamental democratic values."--

Freedom Of Speech

Author: Harry M. Bracken
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275947194
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A philosophical framework within which the free speech clause of the US Constitution's First Amendment may be understood. This study offers an historically-based thesis illuminating the absolutist quality of the free-speech clause and the philosophical dualism (words/deeds) on which it is based.

The Charter Of Rights

Author: Ian Greene
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
ISBN: 9781550281859
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1 Setting the Stage: Civil Rights in Canada and the Pre-Charter Era 2 The Charter 3 The Fundamental Freedoms 4 Democratic Rights 5 Legal Rights 6 Equality 7 Language Rights 8 Conclusion: The Charter and Human Rights

Federalism And The Charter

Author: Peter Russell
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0886290872
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This extensive revision of the landmark Leading Constitutional Decisions brings together recent Charter cases with the classical cases on the Canadian Constitution. An introductory essay traces the evolution and distinctive features of judicial review in Canada and includes references to the Constitution Act, 1982, and the important changes resulting from it.

Canadian Anti Hate Laws And Freedom Of Expression

Author: Julian Walker
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In Canada, various laws at the federal, provincial and territorial levels impose restrictions on the freedom of expression guaranteed by section 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the Charter). For instance, the Criminal Code includes many such restrictions in offences such as defamatory libel, counselling suicide, perjury and fraud. Justice Antonio Lamer, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, has described these offences as falling under the following categories: "offences against the public order, offences related to falsehood, offences against the person and reputation, offences against the administration of law and justice, and offences related to public morals and disorderly conduct."