School of Law

Ten arguments for – and against – ‘no-platforming’ by Professor Eric Heinze

2 March 2016

Eric Heinze, Professor of Law and Humanities at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), sets out the flaws in the commonly heard arguments for no-platforming in an article for the website Free Speech Debate. “Which works best then — categorical exclusion or argument and persuasion? As part of a broader examination of provocative speech, I would propose a series of arguments for, but matched with stronger arguments against, censoring speakers,” he writes.