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Free speech at the UN HRC: Mapping State support for freedom of expression: The 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC38), which concluded in July 2018, saw the adoption of four key thematic resolutions, advancing freedom of expression standards and setting out States’ commitments to ensure their more effective implementation at the national level:

  • Resolution 38/7 on the Internet and human rights
  • Resolution 38/11 on the right to protest
  • Resolution 38/12 on civil society space
  • Resolution 38/5 on violence against women and girls in digital contexts

Mapping out States’ political support for these resolutions, as well as States’ opposition to them, provides us with insight on both the geographic distribution and strength of States’ commitments to freedom of expression.

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Free speech at the UN HRC: Mapping State support for freedom of expression: The 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC38), which concluded in July 2018, saw the adoption of four key thematic resolutions, advancing freedom of expression standards and setting out States’ commitments to ensure their more effective implementation at the national level:Resolution 38/7 on the Internet and human rightsResolution 38/11 on the right to protestResolution 38/12 on civil society spceResolution 38/5 on violence against women and girls in digital contextsMapping out States’ political support for these resolutions, as well as States’ opposition to them, provides us with insight on both the geographic distribution and strength of States’ commitments to freedom of expression.Mapping out States’ political support for these resolutions, as well as States’ opposition to them, provides us with insight on both the geographic distribution and strength of States’ commitments to freedom of expression.Mapping out States’ political support for these resolutions, as well as States’ opposition to them, provides us with insight on both the geographic distribution and strength of States’