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Freedom of expression can be restricted for the sake of national security
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A former intelligence officer was prosecuted for leaking secret documents to the press. He argued that the disclosure was in the public interest. However, the court decided that freedom of expression can be restricted on the grounds of national security.
The most important human rights cases translated into plain-English short stories
This is a case from 2006 about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), an abhorrent human rights abuse. It is often crudely performed, is sometimes fatal and leaves serious mental and physical scars, with … Continued
No. 36 of #50cases. The big debate on mass surveillance and privacy didn’t begin with Edward Snowden. The debate was already raging in 1999. The cause was a TV show reporting on the UK … Continued
Adele Price suffered from serious disabilities. She did not have fully formed limbs and needed an electric wheelchair for mobility. She was taken to court over a debt. She declined to … Continued
No. 43 of #50cases. Imagine that one day, before you get old, without any warning, you suffer a terrible stroke. You will never recover. Would you want to stay alive?