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Dear Friends,

When Columbia Global Freedom of Expression launched the online global database of freedom of expression case law and court rulings, it contained 250 cases from 65 nations. As of today, the database contains 472 cases and more are added almost every day.

To keep you up to date with the Database, we decided to launch a weekly email that provides a list of new case additions to the database.
We will very much welcome your comments and feedback on the cases analyses. Also, for some of them, we could not get access to the official court documents, including the decisions. If you have access to such documents, please forward them to me.
We hope that you will find the email to be a useful introduction to new and seminal jurisprudence from around the world. If not, you can easily unsubscribe! (See below).
 
October 19 - October 25 Database Additions
Egypt
The Case of Yara Sallam and Sanaa Seif (Al-Ettehadeya Palace Protest Case)
Decision date: December 28, 2014
 
Ethiopia
Federal Prosecutor v. Soleyana Shimeles Gebremariam and others (Zone 9 Bloggers)
Decision date: October 16, 2015
 
Finland
Pentikäinen v. Finland
Decision date: October 20, 2015
 
Kuwait
The Case of Hamad Al-Naqi (Kuwait Twitter Blasphemy Case)
Decision date: June 5, 2012
 
Turkey                                                                                            
The Case of Osman Erbil
Decision date: June 18, 2015
 
United States of America
Cutting v City of Portland
Decision date: September 11, 2015
 
Barboza v. D’Agata
September 10, 2015
 
John Doe, Inc. v Mukasey
Decision date: December 15, 2008
 
Venezuela
Granier v Venezuela
Decision date: June 22, 2015

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions.

Thank you,

Bach Avezdjanov, J.D.
Program Officer, Columbia Global Freedom of Expression
ba2482@columbia.edu
Columbia Global Freedom of Expression

 

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