Criminal Defamation as The Retriction of Freedom Of Expression
Hijrah Adhyanti M, Muhammad Ashri, Zulkifli Aspan
Law Faculty of Hasanuddin University
This paper is intended to study the legality of criminal defamation as the restriction of Freedom of Expression. This paper is a legal writing therefore is normative. The Result of this writing is that every human right has the same position so that if there is a conflict between human rights, then the two rights are not mutually eliminating but supporting and limiting. Therefore, in order to balance, the protection of honor and reputation is a restriction to freedom of expression. Criminal defamation is a legal restriction to freedom of expression because it is manifestation from the protection of honor and reputation.
Keywords: criminal defamation, freedom of expression, protection of honor and reputation
Topic: Human Rights