Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression

Human Rights of High-Risk Offenders in Australian Prisons

Human Rights of High-Risk Offenders in Australian Prisons

Image description: A hand holding the bars of a prison cell. In the recent case of Hamzy v Commissioner of Corrective Services NSW [2022] NSWCA 16, the New South Wales...
LGBTQ+ Rights as Administrative Law? Tang Seng Kee v. Attorney-General

LGBTQ+ Rights as Administrative Law? Tang Seng Kee v. Attorney-General

Image description: Protesters at Singapore holding boards reading “LGBT Rights are Human Rights”, “Stop Invisibilising Us”, and “Decriminalise LGBT People”. On 28 February 2022, the Singapore Court of Appeal handed...
Twitter, Elon Musk, and “Free Speech”

Twitter, Elon Musk, and “Free Speech”

Image Description: Elon Musk giving a speech. Last week, a large company was acquired by a very rich man, and depending on who you ask, this is either the end...
The ‘Facebook Supreme Court’ and Private Human Rights Adjudication

The ‘Facebook Supreme Court’ and Private Human Rights Adjudication

Image description: A hand holding a smartphone with the meta logo. The Oversight Board is an independent institution created by Meta which reviews – in light of human rights law...
Leigh v Commissioner for the Police of the Metropolis: Fundamental Rights during COVID

Leigh v Commissioner for the Police of the Metropolis: Fundamental Rights during COVID

Image description: Large collection of lit candles amidst darkness In Leigh v Commissioner for the Police of the Metropolis [2022] EWHC 527, the High Court ruled that the Metropolitan Police...
Discredit to the Turkish Government Over Social and Political Inequalities

Discredit to the Turkish Government Over Social and Political Inequalities

Image description: Large number of people walking on the streets in Turkey. The unlimited inequality, injustice, and serious violations of socio-economic rights in Turkey has triggered public dissatisfaction with the...
Digital Disinformation in India: An Attack on Mental Autonomy

Digital Disinformation in India: An Attack on Mental Autonomy

Image description: The words ‘fake news’ containing the word ‘propaganda’ inside the letters. Concern is mounting over the increase in disinformation or “fake news” spreading across Indian social media platforms...
Sanchez and ZB v France: How Many More Restrictions to Freedom of Expression Should Strasbourg Accept?

Sanchez and ZB v France: How Many More Restrictions to Freedom of Expression Should Strasbourg Accept?

Image Description: On a brick wall, the phrase ‘Free Speech’ is being written by a person, using spray paint. Below this phrase, the words ‘*Conditions apply’ has been written. On...
The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: an Unprecedented Blow to Democracy and Fundamental Rights

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: an Unprecedented Blow to Democracy and Fundamental Rights

Image Description: A picture of an empty chamber in the UK House of Commons. The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is expected to pass through its third and final...
Ward: A Missed Opportunity for the Supreme Court of Canada to Denounce Bullying of Children with Disabilities and to Promote Substantive Equality

Ward: A Missed Opportunity for the Supreme Court of Canada to Denounce Bullying of Children with Disabilities and to Promote Substantive Equality

On October 29, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) rendered a 5-4 judgement that strengthens protection for freedom of expression while eroding the right of persons with disabilities to...
A Narrowed Ambit of Freedom of Speech and Debate in Hong Kong’s Legislature

A Narrowed Ambit of Freedom of Speech and Debate in Hong Kong’s Legislature

Despite recent changes in Hong Kong’s political environment following the introduction of a “patriots only” rule for candidates running for Legislative Council (the city’s legislature) (‘LegCo’) elections, legal developments concerning...
Free Speech Crisis in University

Free Speech Crisis in University

In this episode, Gauri Pillai, Managing Editor of the Oxford Human Rights Hub, speaks to Professor Adrienne Stone, Director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies at Melbourne Law School...

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