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When Can Freedom of Expression Be Curtailed?

Written by Caleb Corneloup   This blog will discuss freedom of belief and freedom of expression, with a focus on when the freedom of expression can be curtailed. There will also be a closer examination on hate speech regulations created by states for the protection of the rights and reputation of others.   The right to freedom of opinion and expression is protected under Article 19(1) of the ICCPR. Freedom of opinion has no limitations and applies to all subjects and beliefs.[1] Article 19(2) states that the freedom of expression includes the right to impart ideas and beliefs through words, actions, print, social media, art or any other form of media.2 Freedom of expression is the touchstone of all other rights and there can be no ultimate protection...