The Centre de recherche en droit public and the Chaire Jean Monnet en Droit de l’Union européenne (Université de Montréal, Canada) brought together a number of experts to discuss recent developments regarding freedom of expression. Western Europe is considered a bulwark of fundamental rights and freedoms. However, there are problems related to human rights violations. In Hungary, the government has adopted norms restricting freedom of the press to such an extent that it prompted the collective protest of printed newspapers which, in an unprecedented coordinated action, printed one issue with a blank front page. The press agencies were not the only ones to react; the European Commission and the European Parliament, as well as academia, expressed their concern and many were debating what actions to take when a Member State of the Union infringes upon human rights in such an unprecedented and flagrant way. However, Hungary is not the only country where freedom of expression is endangered. In this conference we took stock of the state of freedom of expression across the Atlantic and compared it with the Canadian situation.
|Titolo:||Organizzazione convegno internazionale|
|Enti collegati:||Université de Montréal, Faculté de droit, Centre de recherche en droit public|
|Citazione:||Organizzazione convegno internazionale(2012 Apr 10).|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||15 - Attività|