Freedom Of Speech As An International And Regional Human Right

1021 Words Feb 9th, 2016 5 Pages
[1]Freedom of speech is the right to communicate your opinions and ideas without fear of government retaliation or censorship. Its concepts have been found in many early rights documents. England’s Bill of Rights of 1689 which is still in effect in Parliament today, established freedom of speech as a constitutional right. [4]During the French Revolution-the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizen was adopted. It affirmed freedom of speech as undoubtedly an inalienable right. Article II of the declaration states:
The free communication of ideas and opinions is one of the most precious of the rights of man. Every citizen may accordingly speak, write, and print with freedom, but shall be responsible for such abuses of this freedom as shall be defined by the law.1
[3]Essentially freedom of speech is recognized as an international and regional human right. [5]Although freedom of speech is a wonderful thing, it still has its cons and pros. [2]In the last half of the last sentence of the Declaration of man and of Citizen Article II, it states that freedom of speech is a right of man but there are still limitations to this right. [6]Should there be limitations? [2]In today’s society freedom of speech is often misused in many ways. [1]People can become angry, offended, or provoked because someone else states their own opinion. [6]Violence often comes from this. [5]When freedom of speech is abused, people can do very corrupt things which can go unpunished. Their…

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