Tech giants partner with Council of Europe to promote human rights online

The companies are Apple, Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Kaspersky Lab, Orange and Telefónica.

Podcast: Karmen Turk – Why Delfi As v Estonia human rights court judgement still matters to all web users

In this podcast, media lawyer Karmen Turk, discusses why the European court’s judgement in the complaint Delfi AS v. Estonia, continues to resonate, as concerns grow about the state of freedom of expression in the digital era.

Podcast: “We don’t have to reinvent the wheel to maintain freedom of expression online”

In this podcast, Dr Matthias Traimer, reviews the compliance standards which govern freedom of expression in the digital era.

Thorbjørn Jagland: Let’s celebrate rather than caricature the European Court of Human Rights

In an article in the New York Times, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, outlines how a “breakdown in the postwar consensus that accepted international law as a fair price for peace and prosperity,” is affecting the work and reputation of the European court.

Podcast: Valeriu Nicolae – Why I must speak out against violence against women within Roma communiites

Speaking on 12 December, at the start of a two-day conference to discuss violence against women and chimldren, early, child or forced marriage and human trafficking, as they affect Roma people, Nicolae said these concerns “needed to be addressed” but admitted that they might have been avoided out of “a lack of expertise” or “cowardice.”