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Monday, May 11 • 11:00 - 12:30
1C: Defending Speech: International Legal Protections for Freedom of Expression
Limited Capacity seats available

Around the world, journalists and civil society activists are finding their right to freedom of expression threatened.  They face fines, imprisonment – or worse. This session will introduce participants to the basic protections for freedom of expression according to international law.  By the end of the session, participants will be able to engage on freedom of expression issues at a basic level, and review and comment on relevant legal provisions.

Resource Materials:

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

avatar for Kristen McGeeney

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 →

Resource People
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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 →

Zach Lampell

Legal Advisor, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Zach Lampell is a Legal Advisor focusing on the freedom of expression at the International Center for Not-For-Profit Law (ICNL). He implements and provides technical legal assistance to civil society organizations and governments around the world seeking to improve laws governing... Read More →

Monday May 11, 2015 11:00 - 12:30 CEST
Room C1 Clarion Sign Hotel