Conference on “Freedom of Expression: still a precondition for democracy?”
The Council of Europe is organising an international conference on “Freedom of Expression: still a precondition for democracy?” on 13-14 October 2015, in Strasbourg.
The event, focused on the freedom of expression on the internet, will discuss three key topics:
-The democratic rules when more than one fundamental right are in conflict
-The context of increased sensitivity in society;
-How to integrate Internet in the current freedom of expression protection landscape?
-To raise awareness and command the attention of member states, private sector and civil society about the Council of Europe historical role and responsibility as a guardian of freedom of expression in Europe, to show-case the Council of Europe acquis, notably the jurisprudence of the Court;
-To provide a forum for reflection and discussion on how to assess the impact of state action (legislative and non-legislative) on freedom of expression;
More information about the conference you may find at: http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/standardsetting/media/conf-foe-2015/default_EN.asp
The freedom of expression Conference is open to Representatives of member States, Permanent Representations, members of expert committees MSI-JO and MSI-INT, Parliamentarians, ECtHR Judges and Registry Lawyers, Journalists, national ombudspersons, cartoonists, civil society including partner NGOs, Internet industry, academia and students; UNESCO; OSCE; EU.
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