Monday, March 25, 2019
Adrienne Stone, University of Melbourne Law School, is publishing Freedom of Expression in Asia in the Oxford Handbook of Constitutional Law in Asia (Lau, Lau, and Schwartz, eds., Oxford University Press) (forthcoming). Here is the 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.
Download the essay from SSRN at the link.