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Strasbourg 14 March 2017
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Conference on Freedom of Expression Online

Conference on Freedom of Expression Online

28 April 2017, Nicosia, Filoxenia Conference Centre, Cyprus

This Conference is organised by the Supreme Court of Cyprus and the Council of Europe in the framework of the Cypriot Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers (22 November 2016 - 19 May 2017).

Its main objective is to provide an opportunity for representatives of the judiciary from Member States to reflect on the challenges faced by Courts when applying freedom of expression and rule of law standards to an environment of constant technological evolution. The key note address will be delivered by the Vice-President of the French Conseil d’État, M. Jean-Marc Sauvé.

The relevant case-law of the European Court of Human Rights and of the Court of Justice of the European Union, as well as that of a number of domestic jurisdictions, will be the subject of exchanges between judges and representatives of the Council of Europe, civil society and the private sector, and awareness will be raised of recent standard-setting activities of the Council of Europe in the field of Internet freedom. Key themes to be discussed further include contemporary challenges to the freedom of expression in Europe and the roles and responsibilities of Internet intermediaries in this regard.

Registration until 10 April 2017 on the conference website!

Programme

Practical information


Freedom of expression Freedom of expression

“Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This Article shall not prevent States from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises.

The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary.”

Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights

Freedom of expression by Nicolas Vadot Freedom of expression by Nicolas Vadot

"Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"

Art. 10 European Convention on Human Rights

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