Webinar on the ELI Report on Freedom of Expression as a Common Constitutional Tradition in Europe
17 mai 2022, 18:15-19:45 CET
The webinar will take place on the occasion of the publication of the ELI Report on Freedom of Expression as a Common Constitutional Tradition in Europe.
The ELI Report summarises the current laws in EU Member States on freedom of expression. It draws from national reports submitted by experts from key jurisdictions. It is intended as a practical tool (checklist) to assist practitioners, judges and public officials in identifying commonalities and differences in the legal approaches to the main issues relating to the freedom of expression.
The publication of this Report is a timely reminder, especially in the light of the aggressive war by Russia against Ukraine, that freedom of speech and expression is a cornerstone throughout Europe of democracy and the fundamental freedoms which we all enjoy. The struggle for that freedom has been long, but the constitutional tradition that has developed across Europe has given us a common bond and value. When it has been denied, that denial has enabled dictatorships to wage aggressive wars and subject those they conquer to tyranny.
The webinar will aim at presenting the Report and its relevance to issues of the day, eg its importance to democracy in Ukraine and Russia and the issues of censorship during war.
Confirmed Speakers include:
– Lord John Thomas (Chair; ELI First Vice President)
– Barbora Bukovska (Senior Director of Law and Policy, ARTICLE 19)
– Artemiza-Tatiana Chisca (Head of the Media and Internet Division, Information Society Department, Secretary to the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI), Council of Europe)
– Riccardo de Caria (Project Team member of the ELI Project, Assistant Professor, University of Turin)
– Mario Comba (Co-Reporter of ELI Project, Professor, University of Turin)
– Madis Ernits (Estonian National Expert Seconded to CJEU Research and Documentation Directorate, Judge at the Administrative Chamber of the Tartu Court of Appeal)
– Yana Toom (Member of the LIBE Committee, European Parliament)
Participation is free of charge. To register, please click here.