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CELE submits comments on Draft General Comment No. 34 on Article 19 to the UN Human Rights Committee
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The UN Human Rights Committee completed in October 2010 its first reading of draft General Comment No. 34 on Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Article 19 safeguards the right to freedom of opinion and expression.

The Committee invited comments on the draft from all interested parties. The Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE) contributed to this process by submitting a series of recommendations that addressed themes such as the role of States in preventing attacks against journalists, the guarantee of expressions relating to sexual or gender orientation, exceptions to the right of access to information, proof of truth in defamation cases, and duties of public officials in the exercise of freedom of expression, among others.

Our recommendations are based on our experience analyzing legislation, jurisprudence, and public policies relating to freedom of expression and access to information in the Americas.

The report, elaborated by Eduardo Bertoni, CELE Director, and Mario Moreno Zepeda, an intern, will be available on our website soon.

Draft General Comment No. 34 on Article 19 »
 
 
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