Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Media as an International Human Right (January Intersession)

844 | 1.0 credits


In Europe, media expression is conceived of as a human right following the adoption of the Convention for Human Rights and Fundamental Freedom with its guarantee for freedom of opinion and expression: 'This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers.'

The course considers a selection of media-related topics, through decisions of the European Court of Human Rights as well as those of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The course also addresses the Court's methodology in media-expression cases.