ANU Media Law seminar series: Statues, Free Speech and Prosecution

Date & time
6–7pm Wednesday 7 April 2021

Via Zoom Meeting

Ivan Hare QC
Dr Jelena Gligorijevic
ANU Media Law seminar series: Statues, Free Speech and Prosecution

The third seminar in the ANU Media Law seminar series will be delivered by Ivan Hare QC, of Blackstone Chambers, on the topic of ‘Statues, statutes and free speech: the Colston prosecutions’.

Ivan Hare QC is a barrister at Blackstone Chambers, London, specialising in public law, including administrative law and civil liberties, and, in particular, freedom of expression. He was appointed to Silk in 2017, and, prior to being called to the Bar, he was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Ivan has also published widely on extreme speech, blasphemy, and freedom of speech in the UK, Europe and the US. In his seminar, Ivan will be talking about laws protecting freedom of expression, the removal of public statues, and subsequent prosecutions.

This session is held over Zoom. Please register to access the Zoom details.

For those wishing to join this Zoom seminar in person at the College of Law, we will meet at Liz Allen Meeting Room, Room 7.4.5 at ANU College of Law, 5 Fellows Road. Please email if you wish to come along to ensure we meet cap requirements.

About the series

The ANU Media Law seminar series aims to foster research and research-led teaching in all aspects of media law, including defamation, court reporting, parliamentary reporting, privacy, freedom of expression, and journalistic standards.

As the rapid and often disruptive development of information technology continues to affect media law, it is all the more important that the discipline of media law demonstrate it retains theoretical and doctrinal rigour.

The seminar series brings together leading scholars, judges and practitioners in the field, and hosts discussions on developments in all areas of media law, including guest speakers and research in progress, in Australia and overseas. Seminars are open to all members of College and the College’s networks, as well as all HDR students.


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