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2015

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Conference on “Freedom of Expression: still a precondition for democracy?”

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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?

Objectives:
 
-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

Participation

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.

Registration of the participants at:

http://a.cs.coe.int/team81/mig/Conference_Freedom_of_expression_Strasbourg_2015/default.aspx

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