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‘People are so much more interesting than things’: Protecting Free Expression

  • Gavin Millar QC
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Abstract

In 1885 the British constitutional theorist, AV Dicey, published his seminal treatise, An Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution. Chapter VI, ‘The Right to Freedom of Discussion’, famously identified this fundamental right as being ‘in England little else than the right to write or say anything which a jury, consisting of twelve shopkeepers, think it expedient should be said or written’.

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