Grégory Thuan reviews the challenges posed by COVID-19 to individual human rights in France with a critical overview of the legal framework within which the national lockdown took place in spring 2020. The presentation focuses on instances of possible discrimination during police control operations.
e-Presentation | January 2021 | Learning time: 37 minutes
e-Presentation by Grégory Thuan dit Dieudonné, Lawyer; President of the Human Rights Commission of the European Lawyers’ Union (UAE), Strasbourg.
In this presentation, Maroš Matiaško clarifies what access to justice means for persons with disabilities within the framework of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the ECHR. Maroš Matiaško explains how these two instruments promote the active involvement and participation of persons with disabilities in the administration of justice.
e-Presentation | January 2021 | Learning time: 33 minutes
e-Presentation by Maroš Matiaško, Chair of Forum for Human Rights, Prague.
Antoine Buyse examines States’ responses to the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on limiting public gatherings, as well as freedom of movement. If restrictions based on public health concerns are justified, they must be necessary and proportionate considering the circumstances. Particular attention is paid to whether the restrictions were time-bound, applicable for the duration of the pandemic and proportionate.
e-Presentation | January 2021 | Learning time: 39 minutes
e-Presentation by Antoine Buyse, Professor, Utrecht University School of Law; Director, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM).
To contain and mitigate the threats of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments, public and private organisations have taken a number of measures to collect and process different types of personal data – including health data. In his presentation, Emanuele
Ventrella gives indications as to where to draw the line between safety measures benefiting public health and invasive controls impacting the privacy of individuals.
e-Presentation | January 2021 | Learning time: 23 minutes
e-Presentation by Emanuele Ventrella, Data Protection Advisor at Trilateral Research.
Barbora Bukovska presents an overview of the risks pertaining to freedom of expression in an online environment, emphasising the responsibility of online actors.
e-Presentation | December 2020 | Learning time: 42 minutes
e-Presentation by Barbora Bukovska
Jeremy McBride presents international human rights standards and limitations to the freedom of expression in times of emergency and COVID-19-related hate speech.
e-Presentation | December 2020 | Learning time: 26 minutes
Murtaza Shaikh presents the UN normative framework relating to online hate speech and the gaps in the legal framework. He concludes his presentation by reviewing the challenges of online hate speech with regard to minorities.
e-Presentation | December 2020 | Learning time: 31 minutes
Murtaza Shaikh presents the narrower category of incitement to hatred, discrimination and violence as contained in Article 20 ICCPR and how it can be interpreted and translated into hate crime legislation on a national level.
e-Presentation | December 2020 | Learning time: 30 minutes
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