Comparative study on blocking, filtering and take-down of illegal internet content (2017)

The Council of Europe commissioned a comparative study from the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law in respect of filtering, blocking and take-down of illegal content on the internet in the 47 member states of the Organisation.

This study describes and assesses the legal framework but also the relevant case-law and practice in the field. It comprises a comparative analysis – which is the subject of this publication – and country reports (available on the website:

Available in English and French.