Avetisyan, Grigor (2008) Decriminalisation of defamation. EHRAC bulletin (9). p. 4.
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This article analyses the recent work of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) concerning criminal defamation. Freedom of expression is regarded as a fundamental right in a democratic society and on 4 October 2007, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe called for states to apply defamation laws "with the utmost restraint" and to abolish prison sentences for defamation and set reasonable limits to damages awards.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||EHRAC bulletin; defamation laws; criminal liability for slander; freedom of expression; Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe; PACE; European Court of Human Rights; ECtHR|
|Subjects:||300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 340 Law
|Department:||Guildhall School of Business and Law|
|Depositing User:||Mary Burslem|
|Date Deposited:||05 May 2015 10:50|
|Last Modified:||05 May 2015 10:50|
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