The UN and Freedom of
Expression and Information: Critical Perspectives
On Friday 23 April 2010
an expert conference took place in Amsterdam
organised by the
ACIL (Amsterdam Center for
International Law) and the Institute for Information Law
(IVIR), Faculty of Law, UvA, with the collaboration of
Human Rights Centre, University of Essex.
here for more information about the background to the
conference and the programme.
conference and this webpage are part of the
aforementioned partners' broader project, The
United Nations and Freedom of Expression and
Information: Critical Perspectives, which received
the generous financial support of: the Sigrid
Rausing Trust, the Dutch Ministry of the Interior
and Kingdom Relations (Constitutional and
Legislative Affairs), the Royal Netherlands Academy
of Arts & Sciences (KNAW), the Faculty of Law,
University of Amsterdam, and the University of Essex.
The following is an
overview of key United Nations standards, mechanisms and
selected texts dealing with the conference's three main
themes: the right to freedom of expression; the right
(of access) to information and media freedom(s).