Global Freedom of Expression

Special Collection on the Case Law on Freedom of Expression: African System of Human Rights

This publication aims to provide an overview of features a general introduction of the structure of the African System of Human and Peoples´Rights and some of the main issues being discussed in freedom of expression case law in the region. The case brief features a general introduction of the structure of the regional system and a concise description of specific cases, emphasizing some of the most important conclusions reached by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Throughout this publication, readers will be able to access all the information found in the database for each case, which encompasses, inter alia, a detailed explanation of the facts of the case; a decision overview; the national and international standards, law, and jurisprudence cited in the judgment; the decision’s direction within the general jurisprudence, and the significance of the case.

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