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  • Freedom of Opinion and Expression

    Everyone has the right to freedom of expression, whether through public speeches or other means.
    • Candidacy and Campaigning, The Media

      “Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice.”

    • Candidacy and Campaigning, The Media

      “In compliance with the fundamental obligations laid down in article 2 of this Convention, States Parties undertake to prohibit and to eliminate racial discrimination in all its forms and to guarantee the right of everyone, without distinction as to race, colour, or national or ethnic origin, to equality before the law, notably in the enjoyment of the following rights: (d) Other civil rights include: (viii) the right to freedom of opinion and expression.”

    • Candidacy and Campaigning, The Media

      “1. The child shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to speak, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of the child’s choice. 2. The exercise of this right may be subject to certain restrictions, but these shall only be such as are provided by law and are necessary: (a) For respect of the rights or reputations of others; or (b) For the protection of national security or of public order (ordre public), or of public health or morals.”

    • Candidacy and Campaigning, The Media

      “States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that persons with disabilities can exercise the right to freedom of expression and opinion, including the freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas on an equal basis with others and through all forms of communication of their choice, as defined in article 2 of the present Convention,”

    • Candidacy and Campaigning, The Media

      “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought and expression. This right includes freedom to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing, in print, in the form of art, or through any other medium of one’s choice.”

    • Candidacy and Campaigning, The Media

      “Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority regardless of frontiers.”

    • Candidacy and Campaigning, The Media

      “Each Party undertakes, subject to the provisions of Article 9, to guarantee to foreign residents, on the same terms as to its own nationals: a. the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers.”

    • Candidacy and Campaigning, The Media

      “Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas by any legal means without interference by a public authority and regardless of frontiers.”

    • Candidacy and Campaigning, The Media

      “Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This Article shall not prevent States from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises.”

    • Candidacy and Campaigning, The Media

      “The Parties undertake to recognise that the right to freedom of expression of every person belonging to a national minority include the freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas in the minority language, without interference by public authorities and regardless of frontiers. The Parties shall ensure, within the framework of their legal systems, that persons belonging to a national minority are not discriminated against in their access to media.”

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International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

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International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

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Convention on the Rights of the Child

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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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American Convention on Human Rights

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Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

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Convention on the Participation of Foreigners in Public Life at Local Level

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Commonwealth of Independent States Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

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Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

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