Freedom of Expression in UK Law
- Online Safety Bill ' Balancing Online Safety And Freedom Of Expression
- House Of Lords Communications And Digital Committee Publishes Report On Freedom Of Expression Online
- ECOWAS Court Finds Togo Violated Freedom Of Expression During 2017 Protests
- Law Commission Proposes Reforms To Communications Offences To Target Serious Harms From Online Abuse And To Protect Freedom Of Expression
ECtHR hands down judgment finding that UK’s historic surveillance laws breached the ECHR right to privacy and freedom of expression
On 25 May 2021, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) handed down its judgment in the case Big Brother Watch v United Kingdom (BBW), holding that the UK had breached the E...
- Privacy v. Freedom of Expression - the Right to Privacy under the Human Rights Act 1998
Injunctions against unknown persons’ protest activity: requirements clarified
In a judgment hailed as a victory by campaigners for human rights, the Court of Appeal confirmed that although injunctions are available to restrain unknown persons from illegal protest activities,......... activities, this must be carefully balanced against their right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. It warned that a court should be ......
The Defamation Act 2013: To sue or not to sue?
The Defamation Act 2013 (“the Act”) reformed the law relating to slander and libel in England. It was heralded by a Justice Minister as “the end of a long and hard fought battle to ensure a fair ba......... battle to ensure a fair balance is struck between the right to freedom of expression and people’s ability to protect their reputation.” Many ......
Online Harms White Paper: UK Government publishes its consultation response
The UK Government Department for Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) has today published its initial response to the public consultation on the Online Harms White Paper, published in April 2019.......Freedom of Expression. To deal with concerns relating to the impact on freedom of ......
Defamation Claims in UK Require Proof of “Serious Harm”
The English courts have traditionally been a popular forum for defamation claims, not least because English law allows even non-residents who have minimal reputation in the UK to sue for defamation......... as favouring the protection of reputation over the protection of freedom of expression, certainly when compared with the approach of the law in the ......
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