Global Freedom of Expression

Justice for Free Expression in 2014: Day 1

Session 1: 2014 in Review: Discussion on FoE/I Jurisprudential Global Trends


Joel Simon, Executive Director, Committee to Protect Journalists, USA


Agnes Callamard, Director, Global Freedom of Expression and Information Project; Special Adviser to the President, Columbia University, USA


Fred Schauer, Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA (Hate Speech and Global Norms)
Brigitte Nacos, Journalist, author, adjunct Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, USA (National Security/Anti‐Terrorism)
Barbora Bukovska, Senior Director for Law and Policy, ARTICLE 19, UK (Surveillance)

Presentation by Barbora Bukovska: Freedom of Expression: Jurisprudential Trends, Focus on Surveillance
Presentation by Agnes Callamard: Global Trends in Freedom of Expression Jurisprudence 2014


Session 2: Regional Courts and Their Jurisprudence in 2014: An increasingly important role?


Sandra Coliver, Senior Legal Officer at Open Society Justice Initiative, USA


Catalina Botero, International Consultant on Human Rights and International Law, Professor at the Universidad Externado Law School in Colombia (IACHR)
Dirk Voorhoof, Professor at Ghent University, Belgium (ECHR and CEJ. Freedom of Expression and Information and the Case Law of the ECtHR (and the CJEU): Overview and highlights 2014)
Peter Noorlander, CEO, Media Legal Defence Initiative, UK (Afr. Court Human Rights, West/East African courts of justice)
Sarah Cleveland, Louis Henkin Professor of Human and Constitutional Rights, Columbia Law School; Faculty Co-Director, Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School, USA (Regional courts and the international human rights infrastructure)

Paper by Dirk Voorhoof: Freedom of Expression and Information and the Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the EU.


Session 3: Litigation developments in 2014: The Middle East Experience


Ann Cooper, CBS Professor of Professional Practice in International Journalism, Columbia University, USA


Matt Duffy, Visiting Assistant Professor, Berry College, USA (Gulf Countries)
Issaaf Ben Khalifa, Human Rights Lawyer, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Tunisia (Tunisia, Morocco)

Presentation by Matt Duffy: Jurisprudence and Free Speech in the Arab World
Paper by Matt Duffy: Judges Rarely Limit Security Forces, Prosecutors in Arab countries


Session 4: Litigation developments in 2014: The Africa Experience


Mahmadou Diouf, Leitner Family Professor of African Studies, Director of Columbia University’s Institute for African Studies, USA


Dario Milo, Attorney and Partner, Webber Wentzel, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa (South Africa; Freedom of Expression in South Africa)
Catherine Anite, Chief Legal Officer at the Human Rights Network for Journalists in Uganda, Uganda (Uganda)
Fatou Jagnes, Regional Director ARTICLE 19 West Africa, Senegal (Senegal & Gambia)

Presentation by Dario Milo: Litigation Developments in Africa 2014
Paper by Catherine Anite: Strides of Hope in Uganda


Session 5: Litigation developments in 2014: The American Experience


Kent Greenawalt, University Professor, School of Law, Columbia University, USA


Lee Rowland, Staff Attorney, ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, USA, and Robert Balin, Adjunct Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, USA; Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, USA; Co-Chair, Media Law Practice Group, USA
David McCraw, New York Times Legal Counsel and Member of the Vance Center, USA
David Schulz, Visiting Clinical Lecturer at Yale Law School, Partner in the law firm Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz LLP, USA
Mark Zaid, Executive Director of the James Madison Project, Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University in the Global Security Studies Program, USA

Paper by Lee Rowland and Robert Balin: Litigation Developments in 2014 in the United States
Paper by David Schulz: State of the Federal Reporters Privilege