Freedom of Expression: European and American constitutional models for Central and Eastern Europe

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dc.contributor.author BELAVUSAU, Uladzislau
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-09T13:08:10Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-09T13:08:10Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/18410
dc.description Defence date: 30 May 2011
dc.description Examining Board: Professor Wojciech Sadurski, University of Sydney / EUI (Supervisor), Professor Giovanni Sartor, EUI / Università degli studi di Bologna (Co-Supervisor) Professor Jiří Přibáň, University of Wales, Cardiff, Professor Michel Troper, Université Paris X Nanterre
dc.description.abstract This doctoral thesis inquires into the role and perspectives of the ‘European’ (mandatory) and ‘USA’ (persuasive) constitutional models of the right to freedom of expression for the constitutional debate in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). This survey is based on the study of socio-legal developments in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland, embracing the period of post-communist transition until 2010. The research focuses on three controversial issues in the realm of freedom of speech, namely (1) hate speech, (2) historical revisionism, and (3) pornography, before the U.S. Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights. The essential novelty of the project is an assessment of European standards of free speech and non-discrimination beyond the mechanisms of the Council of Europe, encompassing the relevant aspects of EU law (judgements of the European Court of Justice and harmonised instruments) as mandatory standards for courts and legislators, including those in CEE. The research methodology transcends a standard case law assessment (comparative constitutional, public international, and EU law), normative jurisprudence and analytical philosophy, incorporating critical approaches stemming from post-structuralist scrutiny, rhetoric, sociology, legal history, history of ideas, and art criticism.
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI PhD theses en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Department of Law en
dc.relation.hasversion http://hdl.handle.net/1814/28145
dc.subject freedom of speech
dc.subject freedom of expression
dc.subject hate speech
dc.subject historical revisionism
dc.subject Holocaust denial
dc.subject pornography
dc.subject obscenity
dc.subject US Supreme Court
dc.subject European Court of Human Rights
dc.subject European Court of Justice
dc.subject Czech Republic
dc.subject Hungary
dc.subject Poland
dc.title Freedom of Expression: European and American constitutional models for Central and Eastern Europe
dc.type Thesis
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