Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression

Hong Kong’s anti-extradition movement and common law judges’ extrajudicial opinions

Hong Kong’s anti-extradition movement and common law judges’ extrajudicial opinions

During the recent anti-extradition movement in Hong Kong, a High Court judge participated by signing a petition ...
A Tale of Two Prime Ministers? Internet Shutdowns Gagging Free speech in Ethiopia

A Tale of Two Prime Ministers? Internet Shutdowns Gagging Free speech in Ethiopia

In the month of June 2019, Ethiopia encountered two major internet shutdown measures following a potential fear of ...
Stocker v Stocker: dictionaries, domestic violence, and defamation

Stocker v Stocker: dictionaries, domestic violence, and defamation

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that a woman was not liable in defamation to her ex-husband for writing public ...
The Broad Regulation of Fake News Could Limit the Right to Freedom of Expression

The Broad Regulation of Fake News Could Limit the Right to Freedom of Expression

Multiple actors from totalitarian states to extremist groups have been spreading ‘fake news’ for a very long time. ...
Namibian Supreme Court finds that National Security Concerns do not Automatically Trump Free Speech

Namibian Supreme Court finds that National Security Concerns do not Automatically Trump Free Speech

The Namibian Supreme Court’s decision in Director-General of the Namibian Central Intelligence Service Another v ...
Brazilian Supreme Court Inquiry into ‘Fake News’ Violates Freedom of Speech

Brazilian Supreme Court Inquiry into ‘Fake News’ Violates Freedom of Speech

The Brazilian Supreme Court has begun a confidential inquiry, ex officio, to investigate alleged crimes against ...
Under India’s New Intermediary Rules, Fundamental Rights Take Backstage

Under India’s New Intermediary Rules, Fundamental Rights Take Backstage

The Indian Government’s Information Technology Ministry had recently invited comments on proposed amendments to ...
An Analysis of the Banning of the Hong Kong National Party and the Legitimate Restrictions on Freedom of Expression

An Analysis of the Banning of the Hong Kong National Party and the Legitimate Restrictions on Freedom of Expression

  On 24th September 2018, Secretary of Security John Lee issued a ban on the Hong Kong National Party ...
Ireland Votes to Remove Blasphemy Offence from Constitution

Ireland Votes to Remove Blasphemy Offence from Constitution

The 37th Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland was passed by referendum on Friday, removing the word ...
Persecution of rights activists and voices of dissent in India

Persecution of rights activists and voices of dissent in India

Recently, in a series of synchronized raids carried throughout India, various human rights activists and vocal ...
Blocking ride-sharing applications goes against free speech and human progress

Blocking ride-sharing applications goes against free speech and human progress

Last year, a local court of Buenos Aires ordered the blockage of Uber’s app and website nationwide in Argentina. ...
Landmark judgment on PSPO Regime has Significant Repercussions for Freedom of Expression

Landmark judgment on PSPO Regime has Significant Repercussions for Freedom of Expression

On 2 July 2018, the High Court handed down judgment in Dulgheriu v London Boroughof Ealing [2018] EWHC 1667 ...

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