Päivi Leino-Sandberg gives an overview of the basic elements of the right to information and transparency, especially focusing on Regulation 1049/2001. She uses many cases to point out current trends and developments in different areas such as transparency
in legislative process, data protection and the role of EU agencies.
e-Presentation | November 2019 | Learning time: 55 minutes
Laura Drechsler explains the differences and similarities between the GDPR and other EU rights by using a great variety of case law. By comparing several rights and their origins to one another, she points out interesting parallels and differences.
e-Presentation | November 2019 | Learning time: 31 minutes
Anne Friel explains how access to environmental information is ensured through the Aarhus Convention and how these rules interact with the EU regulations that guarantee general access to information (such as Regulation (EC) No. 1049/2001). The focus is on the differences and specifications that arise when dealing with information in environmental matters.
e-Presentation | November 2019 | Learning time: 45 minutes
After presenting the legal framework and some current observations, Graham Smith explains how access to documents works in practice and which problems regularly occur. His focus is on future prospects and possible ways of development in this area of law.
e-Presentation | November 2019 | Learning time: 49 minutes
Clive Baldwin presents the regulation of free speech and hate offences under international law, in particular under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. He further presents the principles contained in the United Nation’s Rabat Plan of Action concerning the prohibition of hate speech. He lastly gives a critical overview of the recent case law of the European Court of Human Rights on blasphemy laws.
e-Presentation | November 2018 | Learning time: 33 minutes
Emma Llansó explains the problem of private law enforcement when addressing online hate speech: the enforcement of Terms of Service/Community Guidelines and the calls on private actors to interpret, apply, or enforce the law. She gives an overview of the models of private law enforcement and identifies accountability as its main problem. She clarifies the implication for the European Convention of Human Rights, especially Article 10 and 13, and broaches the issue of automation in content moderation.
e-Presentation | November 2018 | Learning time: 43 minutes
Peter Stern presents the community standards as well as the principles and the process of policymaking at Facebook, in particular with regard to hate speech. He explains the procedure for tracking down and removing harmful content on social media and puts this into a European context.
e-Presentation | November 2018 | Learning time: 42 minutes