Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression

Old Problems, New Media: Revenge Porn and the Law

Old Problems, New Media: Revenge Porn and the Law

Welcome to RightsUp, a podcast from the Oxford Human Rights Hub. We look at the big human rights issues of the ...
Subramaniam Swamy v Union of India: Criminal Defamation and the Countours of Free Speech

Subramaniam Swamy v Union of India: Criminal Defamation and the Countours of Free Speech

The Supreme Court of India recently concluded its hearings in Subramaniam Swamy v Union of India, challenging the ...
Asia Bibi’s “Unfair Trial”

Asia Bibi’s “Unfair Trial”

The week before last, the Pakistani Supreme Court admitted Asia bibi’s appeal against her conviction and death ...
Addressing ‘Revenge Porn’ in Namibia

Addressing ‘Revenge Porn’ in Namibia

In recent years, there have been reports of sexually explicit material involving Namibian citizens and residents ...
Pakistan’s New Cyber Law Puts Civil Liberties and Freedom of Expression in Danger

Pakistan’s New Cyber Law Puts Civil Liberties and Freedom of Expression in Danger

On April 16, in Pakistan, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Technology approved the ...
Blasphemy Laws and Human Rights in Pakistan

Blasphemy Laws and Human Rights in Pakistan

Notorious blasphemy laws have a significant impact on minority communities in Pakistan. Particularly their right ...
A Duty to Prosecute Hate Speech under the European Convention on Human Rights?

A Duty to Prosecute Hate Speech under the European Convention on Human Rights?

Freedom of expression is “one of the essential foundations of any democratic society” (Handyside) and recent ...
‘Toilettes’, Not ‘W.C.s’ – Canada’s Language Regime and the Boulangerie Maxie’s Decision

‘Toilettes’, Not ‘W.C.s’ – Canada’s Language Regime and the Boulangerie Maxie’s Decision

Earlier this year, the Court of Québec in Attorney General of Québec v. Boulangerie Maxie’s, upheld the ...
Free Speech or Hate Speech? License Plates Drive SCOTUS to a Difficult Place

Free Speech or Hate Speech? License Plates Drive SCOTUS to a Difficult Place

Despite the fact the American Civil War ended some 150 years ago, the symbols of that conflict continue to be ...
Free Speech Under the Indian Information Technology Act: The Supreme Court’s Recent Judgment

Free Speech Under the Indian Information Technology Act: The Supreme Court’s Recent Judgment

In a landmark judgment on Tuesday, the Indian Supreme Court (PDF of the decision here) struck down Section 66A of ...
UN Strategy to Combat Religious Intolerance, Discrimination and Violence: Is It Fit for Purpose?

UN Strategy to Combat Religious Intolerance, Discrimination and Violence: Is It Fit for Purpose?

According to a recent report by the Pew Research Center, violence and discrimination against religious groups by ...
Racial Discrimination Act and Free Speech– Carte Blanche or Fair and Reasonable – Where are Human Rights in all This?

Racial Discrimination Act and Free Speech– Carte Blanche or Fair and Reasonable – Where are Human Rights in all This?

Professor George Williams has noted ‘the fact that freedom of speech receives no general protection in Australian ...

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