Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Extreme Speech and Democracy$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Ivan Hare and James Weinstein

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199548781

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 23 July 2019

Hate Speech in the United Kingdom: An Historical Overview

Hate Speech in the United Kingdom: An Historical Overview

(p.92) 5 Hate Speech in the United Kingdom: An Historical Overview
Extreme Speech and Democracy

Sir David Williams QC

Oxford University Press

This chapter aims to outline briefly the emergence of statutory offences of incitement against the background of sedition and blasphemy at common law. The emphasis is on the law of England and Wales and, in particular, on the emergence of the offences of incitement to racial hatred and of incitement to religious hatred. There is reference also to issues of freedom of speech.

Keywords:   sedition, blasphemy, incitement, free speech, statutory offences

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .