Article 10 ECHR and Expressive Conduct
Communications Law, 2019, Vol. 24 (2), 62-73
30 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2019
Date Written: June 25, 2019
The European Court of Human Rights has recently delivered a series of judgments finding violations of the right to freedom of expression over convictions for engaging in expressive conduct. The purpose of this article is to discuss the European Court’s recent case law on expressive conduct under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, and in particular to assess in what circumstances, if any, domestic courts may impose prison sentences, even if suspended, on individuals engaging in peaceful, but provocative and offensive expression.
Keywords: Freedom of Expression, Expressive Conduct, European Convention on Human Rights
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