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

Hardcover | October 15, 2000

EditorJack Beatson, Yvonne Cripps

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The volume deals with vital issues on freedom of expression and freedom of information and emphasizes the importance of the free exchange and dissemination of ideas and of open, and therefore more accountable, government. It notes the ways in which these freedoms have received recentlegislative attention in the Human Rights Act 1998, the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Bill.Articles on subjects such as freedom of speech, religion, and assembly; defamation of the state and of politicians; harassment, official secrecy, public interest disclosure, and the protection of privacy; focus on issues of political and legal importance to all who take an interest in how theircountry is governed. These matters are addressed here by leading judges, practitioners, and scholars from the UK, the USA, Australia and New Zealand. They provide timely and authoritative analysis as well as comparisons between British protections of these freedoms and the safeguards offered by other Commonwealthstates, the USA, the EU and under the European Convention on Human Rights.This book will be of interest to academic and practising lawyers, government officials, and academics working in departments of politics and government.

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The volume deals with vital issues on freedom of expression and freedom of information and emphasizes the importance of the free exchange and dissemination of ideas and of open, and therefore more accountable, government. It notes the ways in which these freedoms have received recentlegislative attention in the Human Rights Act 1998, ...

Jack Beatson is Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Public Law at the University of Cambridge Yvonne Cripps is a Barrister of the Inner Temple and Senior Fellow of the Centre for Public Law, University of Cambridge. She holds the Harry T. Ice Chair of Law at Indiana University

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Format:HardcoverPublished:October 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198268394

ISBN - 13:9780198268390

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Jack Beatson QC and Sir William Wade QC: Sir David Williams QC, DLPart One Freedom of Expression1. Trevor Allen: Common Law Constitutionalism and Freedom of Speech2. Leslie Zines: Freedom of Speech and Representative Government3. Sir Patrick Elias and Jason Coppel: Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Religion: Some Thoughts on the `Glenn Hoddle' Case4. Michael J. Beloff QC: Politicians and the Press5. Christopher Forsyth: The Protection of Political Discourse: Pragmatism or Incoherence?6. Ivan Hare: Is the Privileged Position of Political Speech Justified?7. A. T. H. Smith: A Free Press and Fair Trial: Challenges and Change8. David A. Schulz: Newsgathering as Protected Activity9. Eric Barendt: Freedom of Assembly10. Bob Hepple QC: Freedom of Expression and the Problem of Harassment11. Lord Cooke of Thorndon KBE: Shoreham-by-Sea12. Derrick Wyatt QC: Freedom of Expression in the EU Legal Order and in EU Relations with Third CountriesPart Two Freedom of Information13. The Hon Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE: The Relationship between Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Information14. Sir Stephen Sedley: Information as a Human Right15. Stephanie Palmer: Freedom of Information: The New Proposals16. Lord Scott of Foscote: Confidentiality17. Yvonne Cripps: The Public Interest Disclosure Act 199818. Clive Lewis: Linkage Between Access to Information and Judicial Review19. David Feldman: Information and Privacy20. Alfred C. Aman Jr.: Information, Privacy, and Technology: Citizens, Clients, or Consumers?21. Sir Kenneth Keith: Freedom of Information and International Law22. Malcolm Clarke: Freedom of Information in Commercial Disputes23. Richard Thomas: Freedom of Information: The Implications for BusinessIndex

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`The book pulls together a distinguished collection of judges, practitioners and scholars from the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand.'Gazette