Freedom of Expression

Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right. Everyone can freely speak, draw, dance or write to express himself or herself. However, for the protection of others and public order (ordre public), government can qualify the freedom of expression to certain limit.

Learning Objective

  • Understand importance of freedom of expression

  • Understand the legal protection of the free expression

  • Understand the legal limitation on the free expression

  • Understand the extent of limitation allowed in law

PPT in Chinese only

Note: all teaching plans shared on this website are prepared by the ROLE team of HKU students and teachers. The materials are meant to be a suggestion of issues to cover. Teachers are suggested to adopt the materials with necessary adjustment according to the situations in their own classes.