- Freedom of association — Freedom of expression — Freedom of thought, conscience, and religion — Right to peaceful assembly — Gross violations
This chapter analyzes how freedoms are understood and guaranteed in the Americas and under the inter-American human rights system. Section 1 introduces students to the analysis of the case law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights with regard to the freedom of belief. It presents examples of cases illustrating the paradigmatic violations of this freedom in the region. Then, it focuses on the recent evolution of the case law in the inter-American system. Section 2 analyzes the recent trends in the protection of the freedom of expression in the Americas. Section 3 deals with the freedom of assembly and association. It considers paradigmatic cases of the violation of these freedoms, and then reviews the recent case law of the inter-American human rights system. The section closes by analyzing potential limits of inter-American jurisprudence to fully protect the freedom of assembly and association.
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