Global Freedom of Expression

Justice for Free Expression in 2015: Day 2

Session 1: Litigation Developments in Asia in 2015


Duncan McCargo, Visiting Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, Professor of Political Science at the University of Leeds, and a Senior Research Affiliate at Columbia’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute, USA


H.R. Dipendra, Chair, Kuala Lumpur State Bar Association, Malaysia
Karuna Nundy, Advocate, Supreme Court of India; International Human Rights Lawyer, India
Doreen Weisenhaus, Associate Professor and Director, Media Law Project, Journalism and Media Studies Centre Fellow, Centre for Comparative and Public Law, University of Hong Kong, China
Romel Bagares, Lawyer and Executive Director, Center for International Law, Manila, Philippines
Kyung-Sin Park, Law Professor, Korea University Law School, Korea

Paper by H.R. Dipendra: Trends in Freedom of Expression in 2015 in Malaysia and Singapore
Paper by Romel Bagares: Brief Background to Contemporary Practice on Free Expression in the Philippines
Paper by Kyung-Sing Park: Freedom of Expression Cases in Korea 2015

Session 2: Litigation Developments in 2015 in Europe


Karin Deutsch Karlekar, Director, Free Expression Programs, PEN American Center, USA


Yaman Akdeniz, Professor of Law, Human Rights Law Research Center, Faculty of Law and the Pro Rector for the Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey 
Frederic Gras, Attorney at Law, Bar of PARIS, France
Dirk Voorhoof, Professor, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Communication Studies, and Law Faculty, Ghent University, Belgium
Vidar Stromme, Partner, SCHJODT Law Firm, Norway
Aurélie Bretonneau, Member of the French Conseil d’Etat, France

Presentation by Frederic Gras: Judicial Developments in Media: Case Law in France in 2015 – About Apology and Incitement to Discrimination
Presentation by Dirk Voorhoof: Freedom of Expression in 2015 and the European Court of Human Rights
Presentation by Vidar Stromme: Freedom of Expression and Information in Norway

Session 3: Litigation Developments in Latin America in 2015


Lydia Cacho, Journalist, Author, Human Rights Defender, Mexico


Catalina Botero, International Consultant on Human Rights and International Law; Professor, Universidad Externado Law School, Colombia
Augustine Del Campo, Director, Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE), Universidad de Palermo, Argentina
Tais Gasparian, Media Lawyer, Brazil
Dario Ramirez, Director, ARTICLE 19, Mexico and Central America

Presentation by Catalina Botero Marino: The Inter-American Human Rights Protection System

Session 4: Litigation Developments in the Middle East and Africa in 2015

Video will be available soon.

Richard Winfield, Chair, The Fund for Peace; Adjunct Professor, Columbia Law School, USA


Issaaf Ben Khalifa, Human Rights Lawyer, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Tunisia
Heba Morayef, Director, Human Rights Watch, Egypt
Dario Milo, Attorney and Partner, Webber Wentzel, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa
Henry Maina, Director, ARTICLE 19, East & Horn of Africa
Catherine Anite, Chief Legal Officer, Human Rights Network for Journalists in Uganda, Uganda 

Paper by Issaaf Ben Khalifa: Litigation Developments in Tunisia
Paper by Henry Maina: Litigation Developments in Eastern Africa
Paper by Catherine Anite: Free Speech in Uganda, Progressive or Retrogressive?

Session 5: FOE On-Line: Debate on Notable Developments in 2015

Video will be available soon.

Emily Bell, Professor of Professional Practice & Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University, USA


Mark Stephens, Senior Member, Howard Kennedy LLP
Mishi Choudhary, Founding Executive Director,, India
Bertrand de la Chapelle, Co-founder and Director, Internet & Jurisdiction Project, France
Ross LaJeuness, Global Head of International Relations, Google, USA
Rebecca MacKinnon, Director, Ranking Digital Rights, USA
Andrew McLaughlin, President, Access Now, USA