REPORT: Sustainable Development and Freedom of Expression

A report by Special Rapporteur Irene Khan introduces a paradigm shift in looking at sustainable development through the lens of freedom of expression. In the report, Ms. Khan explores the links between the two prescient concepts — and how the concept of the right to...

Sri Lanka: Concern about the recently proposed Anti-Terrorism Act

The Special Rapporteur sent a joint letter to the Government of Sri Lanka concerning its recently proposed Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) published on 17 March 2023.

Free, pluralistic and independent media, a vital pillar of democracy, International Freedom of Expression Rapporteurs stress

Commemorating the 30th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day and the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, freedom of expression mandate holders from the UN, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the African Commission of Human Rights (ACHPR), and the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (IACHR) issued a Joint Declaration on Media Freedom and Democracy.