Global Freedom of Expression

League of Arab States

Arab Charter on Human Rights

Relevant Provision(s)

Article 30:
  • Paragraph 1:
    Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion and no restrictions may be imposed on the exercise of such freedoms except as provided for by law.
Article 32:
  • Paragraph 1:
    The present Charter guarantees the right to information and to freedom of opinion and expression, as well as the right to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any medium, regardless of geographical boundaries.

Place/Date of Conclusion: Tunisia, 22 May 2004
Entry into Force: 15 March 2008
Status: Parties: (13)
Legal Citation: Arab Charter on Human Rights, May 22, 2004, reprinted in 12 Int’l Hum. Rts. Rep. 893 (2005), entered into force March 15, 2008.

Soft Law (guidelines, declarations, or principles)