Monday, 31 January 2011

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Article 19, ICCPR 1966 - compare with Article 10 ECHR

2. 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.
3. The exercise of the rights provided for in paragraph 2 of this article carries with it special duties and responsibilities. It may therefore 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;
(b) For the protection of national security or of public order (ordre public), or of public health or morals.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Simon Singh journalist to speak on libel and science at Essex 16 Feb

Maths Department hosting on the 16th Feb from 5pm:
 In 2008, Singh was unsuccessfully sued for libel by the British Chiropractic Association for criticising their activities in a column in The Guardian, which prompted calls for the reform of English libel laws:
Go if you can!