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Month: May 2021 (Page 1 of 3)

Case law, Strasbourg: Amaghlobeli v. Georgia: Journalists cannot be released from their duty to obey ordinary criminal law – Mike Dodd

In its judgment in Amaghlobeli and Others v. Georgia  ([2021] ECHR 422) the European Court of human Rights rejected complaints by two journalists and the publishing company for which they worked that their rights to freedom of expression under Article 10 of the Convention were breached when the journalists were fined for having entered the customs control zone of a border post. Continue reading

India’s IT Rules, 2021: Incompatible with the ICCPR and a fatal blow to democratic discourse – Raghav Mendiratta

In the recently released Freedom House Freedom Report, India has been demoted to ‘Partly Free’ from the ‘Free’ category. Civil liberties and free expression have seen a slow but steady breakdown in India over the last few years. A particularly disturbing trend is the silencing of voices through targeted prosecutions of activists, students, academics, protestors, and journalists. Continue reading

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