Nguyen Van Dai – a prominent human rights lawyer and blogger in Viet Nam is being detained incommunicado for exercising his right to free speech. On 25 November 2016, MLDI filed a petition with the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention urging it to intervene in his case.
On 8 November 2016, the Grand Chamber of the handed down a much-anticipated judgment on the right of access to information. While the Court was clearer and firmer than it had ever been before on the status of the right to access information as part of the right to freedom of expression guaranteed by Article 10 of the , it stopped short of acknowledging access to information as a fully-fledged right under the provision.
The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has recognised that a right of access to information is an important component of the right to freedom of expression under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.