Background documents

Mr David Banisar “Speaking of terror

General

Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism [CETS No. 196]

Guidelines on Human Rights and the Fight against Terrorism (2002)

Declaration on freedom of expression and information in the media in the context of the fight against terrorism (2005)

Guidelines on protecting freedom of expression and information in times of crisis (2007)

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Johannesburg Principles: National Security, Freedom of Expression and Access to Information

Muller QC, Mark, QC (2008) “Terrorism, Proscription and the Right to Resist in the Age of Conflict” Denning Law Journal 2008 Vol 20 pp 111 - 131

Incitement to and apologie of terrorism, hate speech etc

Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER) (2004) “Collection of relevant case-law of the European Court of Human Rights related to ‘apologie du terrorisme’ and ‘incitment to terrorism’”

Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER) (2008) “Collection of relevant case-law of the European Court of Human Rights related to ‘apologie du terrorisme’ and ‘incitment to terrorism’”(french only)

Steering Committee for Human Rights(CDDH), Committee of Experts for the Development of Human Rights (DH-DEV) “Report: Human Rights in a Multicultural Society - Hate Speech

Voorhoof, Dirk “European Court of Human Rights: where is the ‘chilling effect’? – Conviction of cartoonist for drawing 9/11-cartoon condoning terrorism is not a violation of freedom of expression as guaranteed by Article 10 of the Convention” Draft version 15/10, DV

Access to information

Recommendation No. R (2002) 2 on access to official documents

Recommendation CM/Rec(2008)6 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on measures to promote the respect for freedom of expression and information with regard to Internet filters, adopted on 26 March 2008

Draft Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents

Protection of sources and surveillance

Recommendation No. R (2000) 7 on the right of journalists not to disclose their sources of information and its Explanatory Memorandum