First Importance of Freedom of Speech and Expression is the protection of democratic government. This freedom is essential for the proper functioning of the democratic process. The freedom of speech and expression is regarded as the first condition of liberty. Second importance of free speech as a basic and valuable feature of society cannot be underestimated. Freedom of speech serves a number of functions.
The Human Rights Act 1998 protected the fundamental rights and freedoms, including some rights which are absolute that cannot be interfered with by the state, as well as other rights which governments might derogate if necessary under Section 14 of the Human Rights Act 1998 (Genn 2014, p. 19). Absolute rights are where the government can never take away or withhold these rights. For example, the right to protection of life under Article 2, the right to freedom from torture or inhuman or degrading treatment under Article 3, the right to freedom from slavery under Article 4, as well as the right to freedom from retrospective criminal liability under Article 7. Limited rights are where these rights might be limited under explicit and finite circumstances,
The concept of the freedom of speech and expression as a fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution of India with an importance on the test of the constitutional regulation. This paper has been separated into three parts. First Importance of Freedom of Speech and Expression is the protection of democratic government. This freedom is essential for the proper functioning of the democratic process. The freedom of speech and expression is regarded as the first condition of liberty.
Abstract “Before any human rights declarations or treaties had been adopted, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 59(I) stating "Freedom of information is a fundamental human right and...the touchstone of all the freedoms to which the United Nations is consecrated” (Calling Of An International Conference On Freedom Of Expression, 1946). It is believed that the “freedom of expression is essential in enabling democracy to work and public participation in decision-making” (Margaritis, September 2012). Citizens cannot exercise their right to vote effectively or take part in public decision-making if they cannot feel part of their society and cannot freely express their views. Violation of freedom of expression is the first step that leads to other violations. (Margaritis, September 2012) According to article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers”.
Introduction Fundamental liberty is the basic right that we have as human beings. Besides that, fundamental liberty also had been guaranteed under the federal constitution. According to Federal (2010), freedom of speech in Malaysia is one of the fundamental liberty that guaranteed under the article 10 Malaysia Federal Constitution. Besides that, freedom of speech in Malaysia which mean every citizen have their right to freedom speech and expression, the right of freedom of speech included freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impact information and idea without government interference. Lastly, the citizens in Malaysia cannot simply speak what they want to said because the freedom of speech in Malaysia had been restricted and regulated.
Malaysia is a democratic country. As a democracy, freedom of speech is certainly among the main issues to debate the various parties in the country. Every citizen has the right to freedom of speech and expression as provided for by Article 10 (1) of the Federal Constitution. But human rights are not absolute because freedom will be blocked if it is contrary to the constitution and the law in this country. According to article 10 (1) (a) every citizen is entitled to freedom of speech and expression.
There have been many controversies around what people should do during the national anthem. We can still respect our country besides for standing. One of the most important principal in the united states is that we have freedom of speech unless there is a compelling reason to take it away. In fact the first amendment of the constitution states that in stipulations can not make rules that quote “abridge the freedom of speech.” This is implies that though we have been standing for the national anthem there is no rule or law saying that we can not do anything else during the national anthem and people are the only limitations from stopping people from doing what they want so whos to say we can only respect our country one way. We should be able to respect our country in many multiple ways and however we want to as long as it is some form of respect.
In a democratic country each person has the right to freedom of opinion and expression, India being the world’s largest democracy provides fundamental rights of speech and expression under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India. Though the Indian Constitution does not explicitly recognise
Freedom of expression is one of the fundamental human rights that is utmost for any democratic system to function in an acceptable extend. In Malaysia, freedom of expression is more often than not restricted through old-fashioned laws and in some cases restricted through the threat of violence. The laws restricting the Freedom of Expression includes but is not limited to few laws such as, 1. The Sedition Act 1948 2. The Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 3.
It is an established fact that the Constitution of India guarantees most vital and vivacious rights to its citizens. These rights also include certain fundamental freedoms. Expression is a matter of liberty and right. The liberty of thought and right to know are the sources of expression. Free Speech is conscious cord of the democracy.