Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression

A Masterpiece of Judicial Avoidance?   

A Masterpiece of Judicial Avoidance?  

Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 584 U.S. (2018), the U.S. Supreme Court’s ...
Indian High Court’s Recognition of a Person’s Right to Live as Transgender – A Bitter-Sweet Pill

Indian High Court’s Recognition of a Person’s Right to Live as Transgender – A Bitter-Sweet Pill

In a recent judgement  by the Kerala High Court, the court refused to issue a writ of habeas corpus and dismissed ...
Internet Shutdowns: The Irony of a Digital Nation?

Internet Shutdowns: The Irony of a Digital Nation?

Between January to May (2018) alone, the Indian government imposed 55 internet shutdowns. An internet shutdown ...
(No) Freedom of Speech at Universities?

(No) Freedom of Speech at Universities?

Universities are meant to be places where freedom of speech flourishes. The issue of free speech in universities ...
Cakes and the Conscience Wars

Cakes and the Conscience Wars

Last week, the U.K. Supreme Court heard argument in Lee v. Ashers Baking Company. The case involves a baker whose ...
The Assault on Media Freedom in Myanmar: A Worrying Trend

The Assault on Media Freedom in Myanmar: A Worrying Trend

When Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party won a landslide victory in the November 2015 elections ...
The Human Rights Implications of Xi Jingping’s Limitless Presidential Term

The Human Rights Implications of Xi Jingping’s Limitless Presidential Term

China’s National People’s Congress recently passed a constitutional change to remove the two-term presidential ...
CCTV Cameras in Classrooms: The Conflict between Security and Privacy

CCTV Cameras in Classrooms: The Conflict between Security and Privacy

The Chief Minister of Delhi recently announced his decision to install CCTV cameras in all public schools, and to ...
Indian Supreme Court’s stay on the banning of ‘Padmavat’: Hopes and Concerns

Indian Supreme Court’s stay on the banning of ‘Padmavat’: Hopes and Concerns

By an interim order, a three judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court has stayed the ban imposed on the exhibition ...
The Banning of Ridesharing Apps Violates the Human Rights to Science and Free Speech

The Banning of Ridesharing Apps Violates the Human Rights to Science and Free Speech

Earlier on this year, a local court of Buenos Aires issued an injunction blocking the Uber app, electronic payment ...
Cambodia: Using Law to Destroy Democracy

Cambodia: Using Law to Destroy Democracy

Covered by a veneer of legality, Cambodia’s government has spent the last two years systematically dismantling the ...
Free Speech in Non-Public Spaces: Recent Developments in Hong Kong

Free Speech in Non-Public Spaces: Recent Developments in Hong Kong

What, if any, are the geographical limitations of the exercise of freedom of expression? This was the question ...

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