“Freedom of Expression – But at what Price?” – The Review

SAL were very proud to host this event  at University of Wesminster on 22nd April 2015. The audience, the largest to attend a SAL debate to date, were treated to a lively debate in which David Wolfe QC from Matrix Chambers, Anshuman Mondal, Author and Reader in English at Brunel University, Rachael Jolley Editor from Index on Censorship and Rashad Yaqoob, Lawyer and Chairman of Human Rights Legal Aid Fund explored people’s freedom and right to cause religious offence in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo tragedy and whether it should be unlawful to cause such offence.

The general view from the panel was that the law should protect freedom of speech and expression and should not be used to restrict or curtail it.

To read what the Law Society’s Gazette had to say about the debate, click here.

To read what Eastern Eye newspapers has to say about the debate, click on the following link: SAL Debate (Freedom) – EE news story

Our special thanks to all the speakers who gave their time and to all of those who attended.





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