Free speech & the law: Public Order – Index on Censorship Index on Censorship

Under the Human Rights Act 1998, police officers must respect people’s right to freedom of expression guaranteed by Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). However, Article 10 of the convention states that restrictions on people’s free expression rights may be justified on the grounds of preventing disorder or crime, protecting public safety and protecting the rights of others

Source: Free speech & the law: Public Order – Index on Censorship Index on Censorship