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Freedom of Expression and Information and the Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the EU.

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    Privacy, Data Protection and Retention, Defamation / Reputation, Surveillance

Anyone interested in the freedom of expression related case law of the European Court of Human Rights or the Court of Justice of the EU should read this comprehensive review of the most significant cases of 2014 written by Prof. dr. Dirk Voorhoof of Ghent University in Belgium. The report can be downloaded from our Publication Page.

This report contains the material in support of the presentation on 10 March 2015 at Columbia University NY, on the role of regional courts in protecting the right of freedom of expression and information. It reviews the role and jurisprudence of the European regional courts in 2014 with regard the right to freedom of expression and information. The report especially highlights the judgments and decisions delivered by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. It also depicts the most important issues on the agenda for 2015, by referring to the freedom of expression cases actually pending before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.

Authors

Dirk Voorhoof

Professor, Human Rights Center, Law Faculty, Ghent University, Belgium and lecturer at Law Faculty, Copenhagen University, Denmark

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