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Žodžio laisvė: problemos ir paradoksai
Freedom of Speech: Problems and Paradoxes

Author(s): Karolis Jovaišas
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Communication studies, Philosophy of Law
Published by: Lietuvos teisės institutas

Summary/Abstract: Freedom of opinions, believes and views analysed in this article is a very important aspect of freedom of speech or self-expression. Fundamental principles of the implementation of such the freedom and the grounds of its restrictions are stated in the international documents on human rights and in national Constitution. The analysis of the principles considered cannot be productive if the particularity determined by the Lithuanian culture, traditions, level of tolerance, geopolitical situation, historical memories and political will is ignored in implementing the freedom of speech. According to that, the essential conditions for the freedom of speech, freedom of government critics, political value of the freedom of speech, its bounds are analysed. Special attention is given to the analysis of the problem which expressions of the opinions not corresponding the interest of the society and being socially negative are tolerated and which are not. There are also considered negative consequences of disponing the freedom of speech which is unavoidable and peripheral result of the democratic society.

  • Issue Year: 3/2007
  • Issue No: 57
  • Page Range: 5-42
  • Page Count: 38
  • Language: Lithuanian