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dc.contributor.authorGeddis, Andrew
dc.identifier.citationGeddis, A. (2013). Freedom of expression and civility in the New Zealand Supreme Court. Common Law World Review, 42, 324-350. Doi: 10.1350/clwr.2013.42.4.0258.en_NZ
dc.description.abstractThe use of criminal law sanctions to buttress social norms requiring civility or courtesy in public speech or action is widespread throughout the common law world. However, such sanctions inevitably limit the way in which some individuals or groups of individuals may wish to express their views on political, social or moral issues. This paper explores how the New Zealand Supreme Court has shifted the law in that country from a ‘pro civility’ approach to a more ‘libertarian’ one. It suggests that, in doing so, the court is driven by an unvoiced view of the underlying nature of contemporary New Zealand society and a concern to bring New Zealand’s regulation of expression into line with an approach seen to be prevalent in other properly democratic nations.en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofCommon Law World Reviewen_NZ
dc.subjectPublic lawen_NZ
dc.subjectFreedom of expressionen_NZ
dc.subjectFreedom of speechen_NZ
dc.subjectExpressive freedomen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleFreedom of Expression and Civility in the New Zealand Supreme Courten_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolUniversity of Otago Faculty of Lawen_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Onlyen_NZ
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