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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Opinion and Expression, Freedom of, International Protection

Nicola Wenzel

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 June 2020

Subject(s):
Access to information — Media, freedom — Hate speech — Freedom of thought, conscience, and religion

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 Freedom of opinion and expression is recognized in all universal and regional instruments on human rights as a fundamental right of the human person. Art. 19 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) (‘UDHR’), Art. 13 Convention on the Rights of the Child, Art. 19 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966) (‘ICCPR’), Art. 10 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1950) (‘ECHR’), Art. 4 American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man (1948), Art. 13 American Convention on Human Rights (1969)...
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