May 25, 2022

Legal Research: Columbia University Launches Spanish Language Online Database of Case Law on Freedom of Expression


Columbia University has launched a Spanish language online global database of freedom of expression case law and court rulings, in partnership with UNESCO, Dejusticia, FLIP (Fundacion para la Liberdad de Prensa), and Universidad Externado de Colombia.


The Spanish database includes significant decisions about Freedom of Expression and Access to Information from 16 Latin American countries and a number of other rulings from around the world, analyzed by a team of Colombian lawyers supervised by Catalina Botero Marino, an international human rights lawyer, and former Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States.


The Spanish language database was developed following extensive consultations with Judges from Latin America, as part of a UNESCO program of work to strengthen the legal protection of freedom of expression in the continent.

Read the Complete Announcement

Direct to Database (in Spanish)

See Also: Direct to Global Freedom of Expression Website  and Case Law Database (in English)

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