July 15, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Civil liberties groups on Monday sued the UK's Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) known as MI6, alleging that the agency accesses data from undersea cables in violation of the rights to private life and freedom of expression. The case will be heard by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal. The ...[read more]
April 23, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Council of Europe released Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks's observations on the human rights situation in Azerbaijan on Wednesday revealing human rights issues including: freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association and the right to property. The observations follow ...[read more]
April 11, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
A German court in Nuremberg on Friday rejected the appeal of bishop Richard Williamson, who was convicted of denying the Holocaust during a TV interview, finding him ?1,800. The conviction stemmed from an interview to Swedish TV channel SVT1, broadcast in January 2009, in which Williamson said... ...[read more]
April 3, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
A Turkish official said Thursday that the government has lifted a ban on Twitter following a Constitutional Court ruling Wednesday. The court stated that the ban violated both individual rights as well as the freedom of expression. This decision came a week after an Istanbul court ruled against ...[read more]
March 7, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Twenty-seven member states of the United Nations (UN) released a joint statement expressing concern about the escalating violence in Egypt. The statement stresses the UN's concern for Egypt's restrictions on the freedom to peaceably assembly, expression and association. The declaration states ...[read more]
March 6, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A group of UN independent experts on Thursday asked Venezuela's government to provide a clear answer to allegations of arbitrary detention and excessive force against journalists, media workers and demonstrators during the country's recent protests. The group, which included Special Rapporteur on ...[read more]
December 17, 2013
by Taylor Gillan
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday that prosecutions for denying that the killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 was a genocide are an attack on freedom of expression. The court calledthe right to openly discuss questions of a sensitive and controversial nature one ...[read more]
October 31, 2013
by Lauren Laing
Zimbabwe's highest court on Wednesday rebuked state prosecutors who have been pursuing actions against people for insulting President Robert Mugabe. The court said that this kind of prosecution only brought more disrespect to Mugabe, who has been Zimbabwe's president since the country's ...[read more]
May 15, 2013
by Addison Morris
A court in Bahrain sentenced six individuals to a year in prison on Wednesday for insulting King Hamad via Twitter. Since the nation's pro-democracy protests in Manama that began in February 2011, activists have used the social media site to report perceived violations. The court found the tweets ...[read more]
April 22, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg held Monday in a 9-8 vote that a ban on an advertisement by an animal rights group did not violate freedom of expression under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. In 2005 Animal Defenders International (ADI) submitted to ...[read more]

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