Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression

France Risks Violating the Right to Freedom of Expression with New Abortion Law Proposals

France Risks Violating the Right to Freedom of Expression with New Abortion Law Proposals

France is set to introduce a controversial new law which criminalizes the online ‘obstruction’ of abortion. The ...
What’s in a Name? Identity of Children in Criminal Proceedings Heads to Court

What’s in a Name? Identity of Children in Criminal Proceedings Heads to Court

The North Gauteng High Court has recently considered the protection of identity for child victims, witnesses and ...
The Law Commission’s Consultation on the Protection of Official Data

The Law Commission’s Consultation on the Protection of Official Data

The recent publication of the Law Commission’s consultation paper The Protection of Official Data has generated a ...
What’s in a name? The criminal implications of pleasantries

What’s in a name? The criminal implications of pleasantries

In September a new batch of research assistants started at the Law Commission in London. Having collected them ...
What kind of extremist will you be?

What kind of extremist will you be?

The UK Government’s procedure for identifying ‘dangerous extremists’ has come under legal scrutiny (at long last) ...
Lam Wing Kee, Hong Kong, and China’s ever-expanding reach

Lam Wing Kee, Hong Kong, and China’s ever-expanding reach

The disappearance of Lam Wing Kee and four other Hong Kong booksellers sparked outrage amongst Hong Kong citizens ...
Access to information in order to speak freely: Is this a right under the European Convention?

Access to information in order to speak freely: Is this a right under the European Convention?

If access to government information is “necessary” for you to investigate and communicate about matters of ...
Iran’s Criminalization of Human Rights Defenders: The Case of Narges Mohammadi

Iran’s Criminalization of Human Rights Defenders: The Case of Narges Mohammadi

The “harassment” of human rights defenders’ and “criminalization” of their activities in Iran has become common ...
Sincerity of Oaths of Allegiance, Freedom of Expression and the Right to Stand for Election in Hong Kong

Sincerity of Oaths of Allegiance, Freedom of Expression and the Right to Stand for Election in Hong Kong

The frustration of democratization efforts in Hong Kong has recently led to nascent calls for its ...
Swazi Court Reiterates Prominence of Human Rights in their Home-Grown Constitution

Swazi Court Reiterates Prominence of Human Rights in their Home-Grown Constitution

In September 2016, the High Court in Swaziland ruled that certain provisions in the Sedition and Subversive ...
Right of Access to Information: An Empowering Tool for the Enjoyment of Other Human Rights in Argentina

Right of Access to Information: An Empowering Tool for the Enjoyment of Other Human Rights in Argentina

Argentina has taken a big step towards government transparency and accountability by enacting, on September ...
Speech and Spies: Why Sri Lanka’s New Counterterrorism Law is a Terrible Idea

Speech and Spies: Why Sri Lanka’s New Counterterrorism Law is a Terrible Idea

A year ago, Sri Lanka promised the world that it would repeal its current Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). In a ...

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