Equipe

Freedom of Expression and Democracy in Europe

20-21 april 2022 – Organizers : Charles Girard et Pierre Auriel (IRPhil, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3)

 

Wednesday 20 April 202

 
14h-14h30 – INTRODUCTION
       
 Pierre Auriel and Charles Girard, Lyon 3 University
 
14h30-16h – PANEL 1 : « THE GUARANTEES OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION »
         
Expression (as in « Freedom of expression »)
Christoph Bezemek, University of Graz
 
Freedom of expression, proportionality, and the margin of appreciation 
George Letsas, University College of London
 
Critical discussion 
Alon Harel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 
Break
 
16h30-18h30 – PANEL 2 : « THE STRUCTURE OF PUBLIC DEBATE »
 
The arenas of public debate: various dimensions of fundamental rights’ protection reflecting different challenges to freedom of expression
Johannes Masing, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Fribourg, former Justice of the German Federal Constitutional Court
 
Les questions d’intérêt général dans la jurisprudence de la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme
Patrick Wachsmann, Université of Strasbourg 
 
What freedom of expression for the agents of public debate in Europe ? 
Orsolya Salat, ELTE University 
 
Critical discussion
Helen Norton, University of Colorado
 
 

Thursday 21 April

 
10h30-12h – PANEL 3 : « THE DIMENSIONS OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION »
 
The « active » profile of freedom of expression: a comparative overview of the European understanding
Marco Bassimi and Oreste Pollicino, Bocconi University
 
A critique of audience rights to receive information and ideas under a democratic interpretation of freedom of expression: the stance of the Strasbourg Court
Helen Fenwick, Durham University
 
Critical discussion
Adrienne Stone, University of Melbourne
 
Break
 
13h-15h – PANEL 4 : « THE STANDARDS OF PUBLIC DEBATE »
 
Securing an informed public: free speech and the challenges of misinformation
Jacob Rowbottom, University of Oxford
 
Equality of access and equality of participation: the lodestars or unreachable stars of public debate ?
Tarlach McGonagle, University of Amsterdam
 
Sustained plural public speech: positive obligations, freedom of speech, and the European Court of Human Rights
Andrew T. Kenyon, University of Melbourne 
 
Critical discussion 
Martha Minow, Harvard University
 
Break
 
 
15h30-18h30 – PANEL 5 : « FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND DEMOCRACY IN EUROPEAN LEGAL THOUGHT »
 

Freedom of expression and public debate according to the European Court of Human Rights case law

Françoise Tulkens, Emeritus Professor of Public Law, Catholic University of Leuven, former Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights

  
Freedom of expression and democracy in European continental law
Dieter Grimm, Humboldt University of Berlin, former Judge of the Federal Constitutional Court 
 
Freedom of expression in the common law: its role in promoting public debate 
Eric Barendt, University College of London
 
Freedom of expression versus populist tendencies in post-communist states after the 1989 transitions
Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias, Institute of Ław Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences
 
Freedom of expression in the service of commun good il Northern Europe 
Eva-Maria Svensson, University of Gothenburg
 
Critical discussion
Mark Tushnet, Harvard University
 
18h30- End of the conference
 
 
 
Participation in the seminar is by prior registration, with: seminaire.egalibex@gmail.com