This manual is designed to assist lawyers representing journalists and bloggers at the regional level in East Africa. It therefore concentrates on setting out the processes and procedures for filing and arguing human rights cases before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the East African Court of Justice.
The manual and training presentations are aimed at an audience of lawyers, with experience of litigation but not necessarily of litigation before regional human rights courts. The manual and presentations are provided under a creative commons license and are therefore free to share and adapt with appropriate credit. The materials can be used alongside “MLDI’s manual on freedom of expression law” to assist with or train on litigating freedom of expression cases before regional human rights bodies in East Africa.
Satire is not an easy concept to define. Jonathan Greenberg, in The Cambridge Introduction to Satire, manages to summarise the diverse satirical writings of raunchy Restoration-era poets, the author Salmon Rushdie and New York Times food critic Pete Wells as all sharing one key attribute: “…none of the writing is merely a work of aggression […]
Defamation can be described in a number of ways – but is broadly understood as the communication of a false statement that unjustly causes harm or detriment to legal or natural person’s reputation. Defamation laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Therefore, the first step in defending any defamation claim is to identify the applicable jurisdiction […]
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