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"The legal framework should ensure that: There are no unreasonable restrictions on the right to freedom of expression and whatever restrictions there are be set out in the law."
International IDEA: International Electoral Standards: Guidelines for Reviewing the Legal Framework of Elections
, p. 55
International Electoral Standards: Guidelines for Reviewing the Legal Framework of Elections
Everyone has the right to freedom of expression, whether through public speeches or other means.
Freedom of expression may only be restricted under certain circumstances as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society.