Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression

Indian Supreme Court Upholds the Right to Negative Voting

Indian Supreme Court Upholds the Right to Negative Voting

In late September, the Indian Supreme Court, in PUCL v. Union of India, upheld the constitutional right of ...
Ten Thousand Miles from Wall Street: Muldoon v. Melbourne City Council

Ten Thousand Miles from Wall Street: Muldoon v. Melbourne City Council

Melbourne is ten thousand miles from Wall Street. And yet, as a Federal Court of Australia decision demonstrated ...
HIV and Caribbean Law: Case for Tolerance

HIV and Caribbean Law: Case for Tolerance

In the western hemisphere, the Anglophone Caribbean maintains some of the most regressive anti-gay laws in the ...
Think This Way: How Zimbabweans Adopt, Hold and Express Their Political Ideologies

Think This Way: How Zimbabweans Adopt, Hold and Express Their Political Ideologies

When American jurist Ben Cardozo said that the freedom of thought is “the matrix, the indispensable condition, of ...
L’écran noir: Shutting down Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (‘ERT’)

L’écran noir: Shutting down Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (‘ERT’)

As I am writing these lines, Greece is the only state in the Council of Europe with no public broadcast media. On ...
Proportionality analysis after Eweida and Others v. UK: Examining the Connections between Articles 9 and 10 of the ECHR

Proportionality analysis after Eweida and Others v. UK: Examining the Connections between Articles 9 and 10 of the ECHR

Until recently, questions regarding the theory and practice of the proportionality analysis in relation to the ...
Animal Defenders International v UK:  A Case of Fruitful Dialogue, or of Strasbourg Losing its Nerve?

Animal Defenders International v UK: A Case of Fruitful Dialogue, or of Strasbourg Losing its Nerve?

On 22 April, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held in Animal Defenders International v UK, ...
Animal Defenders International: Will Strasbourg open the door to political advertisements on TV?

Animal Defenders International: Will Strasbourg open the door to political advertisements on TV?

By Jacob Rowbottom -  On Monday, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights will give its long ...
Supreme Court of Canada Delivers Judgment in Hate Speech Case

Supreme Court of Canada Delivers Judgment in Hate Speech Case

By Lauren Dancer- In Saskatchewan (Human Rights Commission) v. Whatcott 2013 SCC 11the Supreme Court of Canada ...
Freedom of political communication and offensive speech in Australia

Freedom of political communication and offensive speech in Australia

By Boxun Yin - In Monis v The Queen [2013] HCA 4, the High Court of Australia considered the unique Australian ...
Australian Discrimination Law Reform Abandoned by Government

Australian Discrimination Law Reform Abandoned by Government

By Dominique Allen - Late last year, I wrote about the proposed changes to modernise Australia’s ageing ...
Hacking, blagging and bribing? The press after Leveson

Hacking, blagging and bribing? The press after Leveson

By Hugh Tomlinson QC - Hacking, blagging and bribing were, for many years, standard journalistic techniques in ...

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