34 Human Rights Quarterly 361 (2012)
44 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2013
Date Written: May 1, 2012
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.
Keywords: human rights, freedom of expression, inter-American system
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Grossman, Claudio, Challenges to Freedom of Expression within the Inter-American System: A Jurisprudential Analysis (May 1, 2012). 34 Human Rights Quarterly 361 (2012); American University, WCL Research Paper No. 2013-01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2209423