General information

Module title Freedom Of Speech And Its Limits In Law
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Michał Urbańczyk
Lecturer's email urbanczy@amu.edu.pl
Lecturer position University Professor
Faculty Faculty of Law and Administration
Semester 2022/2023 (winter)
Duration 30
ECTS 8
USOS code 10-FSLL-w-Erasm

Timetable

Classes are held on Mondays 8.15-9.45 am.  Lectures begin 24.10.22, end 30.01.22.. Form of assessment - written essay.

Module aim (aims)

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

No pre-requisites

Syllabus

Introduction. Freedom of expression as a fundamental element of liberal democracy

The evolution of the liberal doctrine of freedom of expression in Europe

Freedom of expression and its limits in international law

Freedom of expression and its limits in EU law

The limits of freedom of expression in civil law in the context of conflicts with other values protected by law

The limits of freedom of expression in the criminal law in the context of conflicts with other values protected by law

Limits of freedom of expression in selected case law study. ECHR and hate speech

Limits of freedom of expression in selected case law study. ECHR and Holocaust denial.

Freedom of speech, privacy, and gathering information on the internet

Comparative case law study. First Amendment and American free speech doctrine

Reading list