Freedom of expression legal framework

Advice and Guidance

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First published: 01 Feb 2015

This is the cover of Freedom of Expression legal framework publication

This guide is about how freedom of expression is protected by law. 

There is debate about what types of language or communication should be allowed or banned. This guide shows what protections we have in Great Britain around expressing our opinions. 

We explain how freedom of expression may be restricted in some circumstances to prevent violence, abuse and discrimination.

We also explain the boundaries between freedom of expression and unlawful discrimination, harassment, and hate speech.


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