The multi-faceted challenges to free speech in higher education: frustrating the rights of political participation on campus

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Discusses the ways in which free speech is challenged in higher education institutions (HEIs), and the implications for student political participation. Considers challenges originating from the Government and from within the university system itself, how HEIs interpret and apply the right to political participation under legislation including the ECHR, and whether the restricted scope of free speech may have unforeseen and harmful consequences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)708-724
Number of pages17
JournalPublic Law
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2018


Bibliographical note

The article was formally accepted on 5th February 2018, but on the condition that it would have to wait for October publication.


  • Democracy
  • Political rights
  • Free speech
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Censorship
  • Universities

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