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News: Gambian criminal laws challenged in Court of Justice of Economic Community of West African States

EcowasOn Monday 7 December 2015, the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) and three exiled Gambian reporters filed a legal claim against The Gambia to challenge the pervasive culture of persecution, violence, and injustice towards journalists in The Gambia. The applicants argue that their right to freedom of expression has been violated, including through the use of criminal laws that prohibit criticism to be made of the government. Continue reading

Strasbourg, Grand Chamber Hearing: Can the right to freedom of expression justify the reporting about Monaco’s reigning monarch’s illegitimate child? – Dirk Voorhoof

Prince AlbertOn 15 April 2015, the Grand Chamber of the ECtHR held a hearing in the case of Couderc and Hachette Filipacchi Associés v. France (App. no. 40454/07). The hearing is webcasted and can be viewed on the Court’s website, here. The case concerns the right of privacy and reputation of Monaco’s reigning monarch conflicting with the right to freedom of expression of the French magazine Paris-Match. Continue reading

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