Challenges to Freedom of Expression within the Inter-American System: A Jurisprudential Analysis
American University - Washington College of Law
May 1, 2012
34 Human Rights Quarterly 361 (2012)
American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2013-01
Freedom of expression is a “cornerstone upon which the very existence of a democratic society rests”. Its importance takes on a special meaning in the Western Hemisphere where numerous societies are building and developing democracies while coping with the legacy of authoritarianism, which exercised a profound institutional and cultural influence in the region. This article critically examines the Inter-American system of Human Rights, systematizing its jurisprudence while providing an analytical framework designed to fully realize this essential human right. Finally, this article proposes a series of measures to help achieve that important objective.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 44
Keywords: human rights, freedom of expression, inter-American system
Date posted: February 2, 2013
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