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2012 | 2 | 39-55
Article title

Problematyka konstytucyjnosci penalizacji znieslawienia

Title variants
EN
CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES OF DEFAMATION CRIME
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The article is a contribution to the heated debate concerning legal restraints of freedom of speech in Polish law. The article describes a major criminal constraint of freedom of speech: defamation crime. The studies of that matter have been made from legal (constitutional) point of view. Firstly, the article contains a description of the Constitutional Tribunal's thesis concerning the accordance of defamation crime (article 212 of the Polish penal code) with freedom of speech and freedom of media (article 14 and 54 of Polish constitution), which was pronounced in the sentence of the Tribunal in October 2006. Secondly, the article contains a polemic with the thesis. The article has been written with the object to describe all aspects of this legal problem. The author tries to find arguments for and against defamation crime in the context of freedom of speech. In the end, the author comes to the conclusion that defamation crime is discordant with freedom of speech and postulates to remove that crime from the Polish penal code.
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Year
Issue
2
Pages
39-55
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Krakowska Akademia im. Andrzeja Frycza Modrzewskiego, ul. Gustawa Herlinga - Grudzinskiego 1, 30-705 Krakow
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
11PLAAAA10853
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.875f444d-d297-3324-afd7-537877edf915
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