Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression

The Repression of Human Rights in Togo: Exploring Legal Avenues of Redress

The Repression of Human Rights in Togo: Exploring Legal Avenues of Redress

In recent months, scores of protests have taken place in the West African nation of Togo. A number of protests ...
India’s Model Beggary Bill: Towards Rehabilitating the Beggars

India’s Model Beggary Bill: Towards Rehabilitating the Beggars

The practice of beggary is rampant in India and currently, over 4 lakh (400,000) people are involved in it. Some ...
The Great Balancing Act: Countering Online Hate Speech While Protecting Freedom of Expression

The Great Balancing Act: Countering Online Hate Speech While Protecting Freedom of Expression

German lawmakers have recently passed a controversial law, ‘Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz’ (Network Enforcement Act ...
Kenya Enacts Contempt of Court Act to Uphold the Right to a Fair Trial

Kenya Enacts Contempt of Court Act to Uphold the Right to a Fair Trial

For a long time, the law on contempt of court in Kenya was outdated and quite unsatisfactory. However, Kenya ...
Penalising Anti-Semitism in Poland: Creating “Free Speech Martyrs”?

Penalising Anti-Semitism in Poland: Creating “Free Speech Martyrs”?

On a November night in 2015, an effigy of a Jew was burnt in the main market square in Wrocław, Poland, as part of ...
The UK Government’s Promised Review of Counter-Terror Law and Strategy

The UK Government’s Promised Review of Counter-Terror Law and Strategy

In less than three months, the UK has suffered from four major terror attacks. As the UK is recovering after the ...
Taking Some Human Rights Back: The Case of Ildar Dadin

Taking Some Human Rights Back: The Case of Ildar Dadin

Article 31 of the Russian Constitution, which guarantees a right of peaceful assembly, has recently clashed with ...
Freedom of Speech or Enabling a Right to Insult? The Australian Debate over Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975

Freedom of Speech or Enabling a Right to Insult? The Australian Debate over Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975

With a rise in the Neo-Right worldwide, we see the fear of the foreigner and the blaming of refugees and welfare ...
Pihl v Sweden: the ECtHR’s Unhelpful Preoccupation with Hate Speech

Pihl v Sweden: the ECtHR’s Unhelpful Preoccupation with Hate Speech

On 9 March 2017, the Third Section of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) declared inadmissible a complaint ...
A Win For The Freedom Of Expression In Kenya: Criminal Libel Is Unconstitutional

A Win For The Freedom Of Expression In Kenya: Criminal Libel Is Unconstitutional

The Kenyan High court has, in a recent decision, struck a blow for freedom of expression. The case, Jacqueline ...
Courts and contempt powers in India: The case of Jolly LLB-2

Courts and contempt powers in India: The case of Jolly LLB-2

Although the Legislature and the Executive are the subject of regular political satire in India, last month the ...
Derogating from Fundamental Human Rights under the Turkish State of Emergency

Derogating from Fundamental Human Rights under the Turkish State of Emergency

Five days after the coup failed on 15 July 2016 in Turkey, the Turkish government declared a state of emergency ...

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