Strategic Litigation: Freedom of Expression Online - SE Asia

08 December 2016 - A Workshop on Guadalajara,Mexico


There is an emerging need to develop, enhance and defend legal frameworks to ensure a free and open internet against attempts to restrict internet freedoms and silence expression online. Freedom of expression, especially, is universally acknowledged as a demandable human right guaranteed whether offline or online.

Strategic litigation – which involves the deliberate initiation and litigation of court cases with the goal of establishing judicial precedents that are favorable to democratic rights -- has emerged as a key tool to counter increased attacks on freedom of expression online. Our panelists, who work out of Southeast Asia, will share their own experiences in strategic litigation within their own respective countries. Through the panel discussion and the participation of the attendees, there would be useful exchanges and sharing of information about best and most effective practices in strategic litigation for online rights.