IJ №2 (10) 2014
Review of Inter-American Human Right system bodies case-law for freedom of thought and expression

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The article highlights the case-law of the supervisory bodies of the American Convention on Human Rights, 1969 on freedom of thought and expression. Particular attention is given to cases of murder/extrajudicial killings and violence against journalists, to examples of prior censorship, as well as direct and indirect restrictions on freedom of thought and expression in the space of the OAS, that constitute violations not only of Art. 13 of the American Convention, but also of the Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression, 2000. The article stress the role of the OAS Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression.

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