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When data protection eclipses national security: Brazil’s Supreme Court leans towards unconstitutionality of ministerial dossier on antifascists

When data protection eclipses national security: Brazil’s Supreme Court leans towards unconstitutionality of ministerial dossier on antifascists

In June 2020, the headline “classified governmental action aims at antifascist professors and police officers” was ...
Use of Facial Recognition Technology in India: A Function Creep Breaching Privacy

Use of Facial Recognition Technology in India: A Function Creep Breaching Privacy

Criminal investigation has become convenient for the law enforcement agencies after the advent of "Facial ...
The constitutionality of section 10 of the South African Equality Act: a case for balancing the rights to equality, dignity and freedom of expression

The constitutionality of section 10 of the South African Equality Act: a case for balancing the rights to equality, dignity and freedom of expression

Section 10 of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (“the Equality Act”) has not ...
Forgetting liberté: France’s new security law imperils freedom of expression

Forgetting liberté: France’s new security law imperils freedom of expression

On Saturday 21 November, despite a nationwide lockdown, thousands took to the streets across France to protest the ...
The Redundancy of Opposition: Patriots Only in Hong Kong’s “Legislature”

The Redundancy of Opposition: Patriots Only in Hong Kong’s “Legislature”

On 11 November 2020, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPCSC) decided to disqualify four ...
Taking Free Speech Seriously: The Right to Advocate Secession in Hong Kong

Taking Free Speech Seriously: The Right to Advocate Secession in Hong Kong

Tony Chung, an advocate of Hong Kong independence, has been charged with secession and conspiring to publish ...
Jammu and Kashmir Media Policy 2020: A Veil Covering Freedoms

Jammu and Kashmir Media Policy 2020: A Veil Covering Freedoms

Through an order dated 15th May 2020, the Jammu and Kashmir Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) ...
Right to Protest v. Convenience of the Public – The Indian Supreme Court’s Decision on Shaheen Bagh Anti-CAA Protests

Right to Protest v. Convenience of the Public – The Indian Supreme Court’s Decision on Shaheen Bagh Anti-CAA Protests

On 7 October 2020, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India held that the right to protest guaranteed ...
Unprecedented onslaught on activists and human rights defenders in Belarus

Unprecedented onslaught on activists and human rights defenders in Belarus

News stories emerging from Belarus resemble a gruesome shopping list of human rights abuses. Authorities have ...
Upsetting the ‘apple’ cart: the latest onslaught on press freedom in Hong Kong

Upsetting the ‘apple’ cart: the latest onslaught on press freedom in Hong Kong

The press is always the first casualty of a new despotism. On 10 August 2020, Jimmy Lai, founder of the ...
Is the prohibition and criminalisation of hate speech in South Africa constitutional?

Is the prohibition and criminalisation of hate speech in South Africa constitutional?

South Africa celebrates more than twenty years of democracy based on democratic values, social justice, and ...
Supreme Court of Pakistan grants federal government the power to arbitrarily restrict mobile services

Supreme Court of Pakistan grants federal government the power to arbitrarily restrict mobile services

The federal government of Pakistan often issues directions to suspend cellular mobile services, ostensibly for ...

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