Giulio Enea Vigevani
Freedom Of Expression, Honour And Control Of Power. Developments In The Right Of Political Criticism, Between The National And European Courts
The essay analyses in depth the crucial relationship between freedom of expression and political power in the public sphere, pointing out the social counter-majoritarian role played by the freedom of expression itself, in order to protect fundamental rights. Starting from a practical perspective, the author critically underlines the different approach followed by domestic and European Courts and their different judicial techniques, adopted for balancing freedom of expression with other constitutional values, such as honour and reputation, especially when a political body is involved.