Identifying and defining a 'chilling effect' on the right to freedom of expression

01 January 2009 → 30 April 2015
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Human rights law
freedom of expression and information European convention on human rights fundamental freedoms European Courth of Human Rights chilling effect investigative journalism
Project description

The aim of this research project is to bring legal and conceptual clarity on how to identify a 'chilling effect' in relation to freedom of expression as guaranteed under Article 10 of the European Human Rights Convention. Apart from an in depth analysis of the case law in Europe and the US, interviews and surveys will be conducted with actors involved in the decision making processes on freedom of expression and in practising freedom of the press.