Global Freedom of Expression

Dr. Agnès Callamard’s United Nations Speech on Countering Violent Extremism – October 1, 2015

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    Violence Against Speakers / Impunity, Content Regulation / Censorship, Cyber Security / Cyber Crime, Freedom of Association and Assembly / Protests, Hate Speech, Indecency / Obscenity

On October 1, 2015, Dr. Agnès Callamard, the Director of Columbia Global Freedom of Expression, addressed the United Nations in New York regarding ways to counter violent extremism. The title of the event was, “A comprehensive approach to preventing radicalization, violent extremism and atrocity crimes: activating voices from actors in the field.” A transcript of Dr. Callamard’s speech is available here.




Agnès Callamard

Secretary General, Amnesty International
Former Director, Columbia Global Freedom of Expression; Special Adviser to the President, Columbia University; United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions