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New Council of Europe Handbook on Freedom of Expression

Strasbourg, France 21/07/2017
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New Council of Europe Handbook on Freedom of Expression

The CoE Handbook on Protecting the right to freedom of expression under the European Convention on Human Rights for legal practitioners has just been published.

The handbook is the perfect complement of the free online HELP course on Human Rights and Business available at the HELP e-learning platform here.

This handbook examines the scope and content of freedom of expression as guaranteed in particular by Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights and as interpreted by the case law of the European Court of Human Rights.

The primary responsibility for applying Convention guarantees lies at the national level. The aim is thus to provide a practical tool for legal professionals from the Council of Europe member states who wish to strengthen their skills in applying the European Convention on Human Rights case law in domestic law and practice.

The handbook, authored by Dominika Bychawska-Siniarska, a human rights lawyer specialising in freedom of expression in Poland and central and eastern Europe, is produced by the Human Rights National Implementation Division within the Council of Europe.


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