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General Resources, International Standards, Legislation, Policy Documents and Recommendations
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Centre for Law and Democracy
Around the world, religion is a highly sensitive issue. Debates around matters of faith inspire a degree of emotion rarely seen in political or cultural discussions, and believers of every denomination sometimes react with violence to perceived challenges. However, the centrality of religion in...
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May, 20 2014
General Resources, International Standards, Legislation, Policy Documents and Recommendations
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Centre for Law and Democracy
The right to privacy is critical to human dignity and individual autonomy, and is important to both social interaction between people and interaction with the State. It is broadly recognised as a human right.
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May, 20 2014
General Resources, International Standards, Legislation, Policy Documents and Recommendations
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Centre for Law and Democracy
Protecting national security is among the most important tasks of the State. But while there may be legitimate reasons to limit speech to this end, protection from terrorism and other national security threats are very commonly cited as justifications for illegitimate crackdowns on freedom of...
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May, 20 2014
General Resources, International Standards, Legislation, Policy Documents and Recommendations
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Centre for Law and Democracy
Freedom of expression is a core human right and a free and vibrant public discourse is vital to maintaining a democratic system. At the same time, it is recognised that certain types of speech can cause harm. The question over where the line should be drawn between legal content and hate speech is...
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May, 20 2014
General Resources, International Standards, Legislation, Policy Documents and Recommendations
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Centre for Law and Democracy
Protecting the “rights and reputations of others” is recognised as a legitimate restriction on freedom of expression, including in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. However, as with any limitation on freedom of expression, it is necessary for rules on defamation to strike an...
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May, 20 2014
General Resources, International Standards
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Centre for Law and Democracy
This background report was prepared for the workshop “Toward a Media Regulatory Reform in Middle East and North Africa: Workshop on Regulation of the Profession of Journalists”, held in Tunis, Tunisia, on 6-7 March 2015. The workshop was attended by expert participants from Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon...
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May, 19 2016
General Resources
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Centre for Law and Democracy
Freedom of expression is not absolute, and it is broadly recognised that some restrictions on this right are justified. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) sets out a clear test for legitimacy for these restrictions. According to Article 19 of the ICCPR, restrictions...
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April, 24 2015
International Standards, Legislation, Policy Documents and Recommendations
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MENA Media Law Reform
Joint Statement issued at the end of the workshop on Media Regulatory Reform in the Middle East and North Africa: The Regulation of the Profession of Journalists, held in Tunis on 6 and 7 March 2015.
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May, 13 2015
Reports and Analysis
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MENA Media Law Reform
This Report is a summary of the workshop “Toward a Media Regulatory Reform in Middle East and North Africa: Workshop on Regulation of the Profession of Journalists”, held in Tunis, Tunisia, on 6-7 March 2015. The workshop was attended by expert participants from Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya,...
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May, 13 2015

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