Charlie Hebdo Case Study: Public Order as Limit to Freedom of Expression

Devita Kartika Putri(1*), Agam Subarkah(2)

(1) Universitas Gadjah Mada
(2) Universitas Gadjah Mada
(*) Corresponding Author


The freedom of expression is not an absolute right. It comes with limited limitations set out in the ICCPR and ECHR — applicable to France, taking into account public order, ensuring the rights of others, and it needs to be prescribed by law. A state may give its full support to   the freedom of expression, but when its exercise is no longer harmless, one must question the extent of such freedom; how it must be compatible and in respect with other rights that are as important as the freedom of expression. This article seeks to see how the limitation to freedom of expression can be applied in relation to post Charlie Hebdo event. 

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