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The Standards of Public Debate


On 20 and 21 April 2022, Charles Girard and Pierre Auriel organised a conference entitled « Freedom of Expression and Democracy in Europe ». The fourth panel was dedicated to the standards of public debate.


Program :

  • Jacob Rowbottom, University of Oxford – Securing an informed public: free speech and the challenges of misinformation
  • Andrew T. Kenyon, University of Melbourne – Sustained plural public speech: positive obligations, freedom of speech, and the European Court of Human Rights 
  • Tarlach McGonagle, University of Amsterdam – Equality of access and equality of participation: the lodestars or unreachable stars of public debate? 
  • Martha Minow, Harvard University – Critical discussion


The panel was moderated by Charles Girard