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Tuesday, May 12 • 14:30 - 16:00
5B: Where to Draw the Line: Incitement, Hate Speech, Blasphemy, and Other Challenging Freedom of Expression Questions
Limited Capacity seats available

Freedom of expression is recognized as a universal human right.  But are there valid restrictions on its exercise? This advanced session will build the capacity of participants to engage on some of the more difficult freedom of expression questions, discussing major debates surrounding issues such as incitement, hate speech, and blasphemy.

Note: We encourage all participants who are interested in freedom of expression, but who do not have a background in the legal protections for freedom of expression, to also participate in the International Legal Protections for Freedom of Expression session.

Resource Materials:

The Right to Freedom of Expression: Restrictions on a Foundational Right  

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Agnes Callamard

Director, Columbia Global Freedom of Expression
Dr. Agnes Callamard is the Director of Global Freedom of Expression & Information @Columbia, an initiative seeking to advance global understanding and global progressive norms on freedom of expression and information. She also works as a Special Adviser to the President of Columbia... Read More →

Resource People
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Barbora Bukovská

Senior Director for Law & Policy, ARTICLE 19
Barbora Bukovská has been ARTICLE 19’s Senior Director for Law and Policy since 2009. She leads on the development of all ARTICLE 19 policies and provides legal oversight and support to legal work across the organization. Barbora has an extensive experience working with various... Read More →
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Kristen McGeeney

Senior Legal Advisor - Middle East / North Africa, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Kristen McGeeney is a Senior Legal Advisor at the International Center for Not-For-Profit Law (ICNL).  She leads and implements law reform programs that seek to improve proposed draft laws; to improve implementation of laws; and to support advocacy against restrictive laws, regulations... Read More →

Tuesday May 12, 2015 14:30 - 16:00 CEST
Room B2