Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Information: Essays in Honour of Sir David Williams

Overview

This volume of essays examines two freedoms that play a central role in modern democracies: the free exchange and dissemination of ideas coupled with the principle of open, and therefore more accountable, government. Topics covered include freedom of speech, religion and assembly; defamation of the State and of politicians; and the protection of privacy.

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Overview

This volume of essays examines two freedoms that play a central role in modern democracies: the free exchange and dissemination of ideas coupled with the principle of open, and therefore more accountable, government. Topics covered include freedom of speech, religion and assembly; defamation of the State and of politicians; and the protection of privacy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198268390
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Beatson is Professor of Law at the University of Cambridge Yvonne Cripps is Reader in Law at the University of Cambridge

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
List of Abbreviations
Table of Cases
Table of Legislation
Sir Daid Williams QC, DL 1
1 Common Law Constitutionalism and Freedom of Speech 17
2 Freedom of Speech and Representative Government 35
3 Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Religion: Some Thoughts on the Glen Hoddle Case 51
4 Politicians and the Press 63
5 The Protection of Political Discourse: Pragmatism or Incoherence? 87
6 Is the Privileged Position of Political Expression Justified? 105
7 Free Press and Fair Trial: Challenges and Change 123
8 Newsgathering as Protected Activity 139
9 Freedom of Assembly 161
10 Freedom of Expression and the Problem of Harassment 177
11 Shoreham-by-Sea 197
12 Freedom of Expression in the EU Legal Order and in EU Relations with Third Countries 205
13 The Relationship Between Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Information 225
14 Information as a Human Right 239
15 Freedom of Information: The New Proposals 249
16 Confidentiality 267
17 The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 275
18 Linkage Between Access to Information and Judicial Review 289
19 Information and Privacy 299
20 Information, Privacy, and Technology: Citizens, Clients, or Consumers? 325
21 Freedom of Information and International Law 349
22 Freedom of Information in Commercial Disputes 375
23 Freedom of Information: The Implications for Business 397
Index 411
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