Freedom of Speech - International Views
Article 19. Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, United Nations, December 10, 1948.


As the world grows smaller both through the computer and by improved transporation methods, it is more than likely that students of computer science will find themselves in situation where the "US-centered" approach to "Freedom of Speech" is not necessarily the vogue of application.


To study the different attitudes and approaches towards the concept of freedom of speech in different countries;
To recognize that the US-centered view of freedom of speech is not necessarily that of other countries or professionals from those countries; and
To be able to compromise between personal views and those of othersin an international setting.

International Laws and Constitutions

Law Sites

International Constitutional Law

International Views (from student projects)



Czech Republic
A Comparison of The United States, India, and Saudi Arabia

Flag images from:

Last updated 2002/05/08
© J.A.N. Lee, 2000-2002.