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Global Trends in Freedom of Expression Jurisprudence in 2014

Written by Dr. Agnès Callamard, Director of Columbia Global Freedom of Expression, this report summarizes trends in global freedom of expression jurisprudence for 2014. The report summarizes and highlights trends from approximately 150 court cases that the Global Freedom of Expression initiative monitored in 2014. Drawing on expert analysis from the initiative's first Jurisprudence Conference in 2014, the cases are divided into five categories. Each category represents a force that is stifling progressive freedom of expression jurisprudence. The five categories are as follows:

  • National security, anti-terrorism, and related issues
  • Blasphemy, hate- and incitement- speech cases
  • Surveillance
  • Criminal and civil defamation
  • Physical and legal violence, and impunity

Read Global Trends in Freedom of Expression Jurisprudence in 2014.

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