Article 10: freedom of expression

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  • What are the implications of art.10 of the European Convention on Human Rights: the right to freedom of expression?

    Type:
    FAQs

  • Ahmed and others v United Kingdom

    Date:
    1 March 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Ahmed and others v United Kingdom [1999] IRLR 188 ECHR, the European Court of Human Rights held that the Local Government Officers (Political Restrictions) Regulations 1990 did not breach the European Convention on Human Rights, since the interference with the employees' rights had been shown to be 'prescribed by law', in pursuance of one or more legitimate aims within the meaning of Article 10(2) of the Convention and was 'necessary in a democratic society' to attain them.

  • Judicial review: Forces' ban on homosexuals reluctantly held lawful

    Date:
    1 July 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    In R v Ministry of Defence ex parte Smith and others, the High Court holds that the MoD's blanket ban on anyone of homosexual orientation serving in the armed forces is lawful.

  • Ahmad v UK

    Date:
    31 December 1982
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Ahmad v UK [1982] 4 EHRR 126 ECHR, the European Commission of Human Rights held that a local authority's refusal to allow Mr Ahmad time off work on Fridays to attend prayers at a mosque did not infringe his freedom of religion or his right to enjoy rights and freedoms without discrimination.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to art.10 of the Convention on Human Rights (the right to freedom of expression).