Academic Freedom

Academic freedom is a moral and legal concept expressing the conviction that the freedom of inquiry by faculty members is essential to the mission of the academy as well as the principles of academia, and that scholars should have freedom to teach or communicate ideas or facts (including those that are inconvenient to external political groups or to authorities) without being targeted for repression, job loss, or imprisonment. While the core of academic freedom covers scholars acting in an academic capacity - as teachers or researchers expressing strictly scholarly viewpoints -, an expansive interpretation extends these occupational safeguards to scholars' …

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Holocaust denial in criminal law: Legal frameworks in selected EU Member States

EPRS · 29 September 2021 English

without controversy as it may interfere with fundamental rights, such as freedom of expression and academic freedom. The Council of Europe has played a major role in addressing Holocaust denial, in particular

rights, such as freedom of expression and academic freedom. The Council of Europe has played a major as the limits of freedom of expression and academic freedom. Unsurprisingly, criminal convictions of


Indonesia: Further information: Lecturer jailed for WhatsApp message: Saiful Mahdi

Amnesty International · 3 September 2021 English

Saiful Mahdi, a university lecturer at the Syiah Kuala University in Aceh Province, was sentenced for defamation to three months in prison and a fine of Rp 10 million (approximately …

violate his human rights, but also threatens academic freedom in the country. I acknowledge that on the


122_mapping_higher_education

Grattan Institute · 12 August 2021 English

The power to issue particular types of qualifications is the most In this opening section, we explore the issue by examining the important defining feature of a higher education provider. …

education 1.3.4 Academic freedom providers.23 In practice, a strong culture of academic freedom is more a feature government recently equivalent in the idea of academic freedom. As one American legislated to require higher education providers to have formal study put it, ‘academic freedom establishes the liberty necessary policies Stanford University principles of American academic freedom, Yale University Press. Press. Mavromaras (2011) Jackson, H. (2005) 'Express rights to academic freedom in Australian Election Study 2010. Australia


Mapping Australian higher education 2018

Grattan Institute · 11 August 2021 English

Jemena ISBN: 978-0-6483311-2-4 Urbis All material published or otherwise created by Grattan Institute is licensed under a Woodside Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License Grattan Institute 2018 2 Mapping Australian …

higher (AQF). education qualification levels. Academic freedom is a strong part of uni- The power to award education 2018 1.3.3 Self-accreditation put it, ‘academic freedom establishes the liberty necessary to advance attracts them to universities.31 aspect of academic freedom (Section 1.3.4). In developing courses, academics universities can include material without Academic freedom is a narrower concept than freedom of speech professions, in other areas it can on how academic freedom works in practice.33 Typically, universities


Mapping Australian higher education 2016 - Andrew Norton

Grattan Institute · 11 August 2021 English

particular types of qualifications is the most industry. [...] 1.3.4 Academic freedom In practice, a strong culture of academic freedom is more a The institutional freedom of self-accreditation has its individual individual feature of universities than of higher education providers equivalent in the idea of academic freedom. [...] 36 In University of Western Australia v Gray the court held that academic staff 37 were

TEQSA and the accreditation is an aspect of academic freedom (section 1.3.4). funding laws implemented without seeking a government more detail on how academic freedom works in practice.31 agency’s approval. They 3.5 below). 1.3.4 Academic freedom In practice, a strong culture of academic freedom is more a The institutional education providers equivalent in the idea of academic freedom. As one American generally. Free intellectual is necessary for advancing study put it, “academic freedom establishes the liberty necessary knowledge


Hong Kong: Disbandment of teachers’ union signals intensifying crackdown on independent labour …

Amnesty International · 10 August 2021 English

Disbandment of the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union (HKPTU),

not be targeted merely because they promote academic freedom.” Background The HKPTU today announced that


Gridlock: Removing barriers to policy reform

Grattan Institute · 2 August 2021 English

The public service has been weakened: often it is not be explained away as the absence of worthwhile reform to do – asked to provide policy advice, is not capable …

third of its space to ‘culture wars’ issues: academic freedom; religious freedom, cultural relativism, and


Hungary repeals controversial laws restricting the right to association but concerns remain

Amnesty International · 29 July 2021 English

life” (hereinafter: the new LEXNGO) that further stigmatizes non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the recently adopted amendments to the Higher Education Law that undermines and limits academic freedoms

uri=CELEX:62018CJ0066 40 Article 13 relating academic freedom, Article 14(3) relating to freedom to found European Union (‘the Charter’) relating to academic freedom, the freedom to found higher education institutions by the Court of Justice to be contrary to academic freedom. Article 76 of the new law provides that: political whims of one man and his regime.” 44 Academic freedom is explicitly protected by the Charter of be free of constraint. Academic freedom shall be respected”.46 Academic freedom is also protected by the


BSA Work, Employment and Society 2021: Connectedness, Activism and Dignity at work …

BSA · 15 July 2021 English

The aim is to reflect on how the use of graphic illustrations and multimedia interactive mapping to describe the work of five platform food workers in Manchester can contribute to …

technology extensively and avoiding burnout. Academic Freedom in the Digital University Kissoon Chavan (University of management mediate staff experiences of academic freedom. The paper will present the interim findings and how these relate to lived experiences of academic freedom. Breakout Room 2 Migrant work, employment


Transforming Our Horizons

NLCAHR · 24 June 2021 English

Transforming Our Horizons M E M O R I A L U N I V E R S I T Y ’ S S T R A T E G …

a-legacy/ https://smartice.org/ tenets of academic freedom to meet the challenges and opportunities of the pursuit of knowledge in all its forms; academic freedom and critical inquiry; collegial governance;


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