Article 10 ECHR and Expressive Conduct

Communications Law, 2019, Vol. 24 (2), 62-73

30 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2019

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Ronan Ó Fathaigh

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Dirk Voorhoof

Human Rights Centre, Ghent University; Human Rights Centre UGent

Date Written: June 25, 2019

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Ó Fathaigh, Ronan and Voorhoof, Dirk, Article 10 ECHR and Expressive Conduct (June 25, 2019). Communications Law, 2019, Vol. 24 (2), 62-73 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3409701 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3409701

Ronan Ó Fathaigh (Contact Author)

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Amsterdam, 1000 BA
Netherlands

Dirk Voorhoof

Human Rights Centre, Ghent University ( email )

Universiteitsstraat 8
Ghent, B-9000
Belgium

HOME PAGE: http://www.hrc.ugent.be

Human Rights Centre UGent ( email )

Universiteitstraat 4
Ghent, B-9000
Belgium

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