Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression

PJS v News Group Newspapers: Threesomes! Privacy! Social Media!

PJS v News Group Newspapers: Threesomes! Privacy! Social Media!

On 19 May 2016, the UK Supreme Court handed down judgment in PJS v News Group Newspapers Limited. This decision ...
Criminalising Dissent in Indian University Spaces: Implications of the JNU Incident on Free Speech and Sedition Laws

Criminalising Dissent in Indian University Spaces: Implications of the JNU Incident on Free Speech and Sedition Laws

The Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, presents a miserable picture of an economy shattered by decades of constant ...
The Struggle for Right to Information in Sri Lanka: Is it Leaving Victims Behind?

The Struggle for Right to Information in Sri Lanka: Is it Leaving Victims Behind?

Sri Lanka is on the brink of a historic moment. Following a long struggle spanning over a decade, a Bill on the ...
Papa Don’t Preach (You May be Found Guilty of Hate Speech)

Papa Don’t Preach (You May be Found Guilty of Hate Speech)

Rare is the day when the lowly District Judge sitting in the Magistrates’ Court gets the distinction of having one ...
Online Speech in Hungary before the Strasbourg Court: Freeing the Low

Online Speech in Hungary before the Strasbourg Court: Freeing the Low

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in MTE and Index.hu v Hungary (“MTE/Index”) issued a decision ...
Endangering Democracy: Concerns Over Raising Surveillance in China

Endangering Democracy: Concerns Over Raising Surveillance in China

Control over cyber space and information, particularly citizens' data, has defined modern strategies of combating ...
Journalism, Detention and Anti-Terrorism Powers

Journalism, Detention and Anti-Terrorism Powers

Few would dispute that journalistic sources and material deserve special legal protection in a liberal democracy. ...
Pakistan: A Paradoxical Divinity

Pakistan: A Paradoxical Divinity

The 4 January 2016 marked five years since the Punjab governor Salman Taseer was killed by a member of his own ...
The strange case of Amos Yee: whither free speech and children’s rights in Singapore?

The strange case of Amos Yee: whither free speech and children’s rights in Singapore?

On 27th March 2015 as Singaporeans mourned the death, four days earlier, of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew ...
Hate Speech in Sri Lanka: How a New Ban Could Perpetuate Impunity

Hate Speech in Sri Lanka: How a New Ban Could Perpetuate Impunity

In June 2014, an altercation between a Buddhist monk and two Muslims resulted in a public rally in Aluthgama—a ...
Couderc and Hachette Filipacchi Associés v. France: A New “Respect” for Private Life?

Couderc and Hachette Filipacchi Associés v. France: A New “Respect” for Private Life?

On 10 November 2015, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) handed down judgment in the ...
The Chinese Human Rights Roundup

The Chinese Human Rights Roundup

Human rights lawyers are internationally perceived as crusaders, advocating for basic human rights for all ...

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