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Freedom of Opinion and Expression - Annual reports

Annually the Special Rapporteur is required to submit a report to the Commission covering the activities relating to his or her mandate, containing recommendations to the Commission and providing suggestions on ways and means to better promote and protect the right to freedom of opinion and expression in all its manifestations.

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Special Rapporteur to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and Human Rights Council (HRC)

Year

Symbol number

Title

2013
A/HRC/23/40 Report of the Special Rapporteur to the Human Rights Council on the implications of States’ surveillance of communications on the exercise of the human rights to privacy and to freedom of opinion and expression
A/HRC/23/40/Corr.1 Corrigendum
A/68/362 Report of the Special Rapporteur to the General Assembly on the right to access information
2012
A/67/357 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
A/HRC/20/17/Add.2

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue - Addendum - Mission to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory

A/HRC/20/17/Add.1

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue - Addendum - Mission to Algeria

A/HRC/20/17 Report of the Special Rapporteur to the Human Rights Council on the protection of journalists and media freedom
2011
A/66/290 Report of the Special Rapporteur to the General Assembly on the right to freedom of opinion and expression exercised through the Internet
A/HRC/17/27 Report of the Special Rapporteur on key trends and challenges to the right of all individuals to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds through the Internet  
A/HRC/17/27/Add.1 Summary of cases transmitted to Governments and replies received
A/HRC/17/27/Add.1/Corr.1 Corrigendum
2010

A/HRC/14/23

Report of the Special Rapporteur on groups in need of attention, limitations to the right to freedom of expression, and protection of journalists  

A/HRC/14/23/Add.1

Summary of cases transmitted to Governments and replies received

A/HRC/14/23/Add.2

Tenth anniversary joint declaration: Ten key challenges to freedom of expression in the next decade

2009

A/HRC/11/4 

Report of the Special Rapporteur on limitations to the right to freedom of expression, safety and protection of journalists and media professionals in conflict zones, and right of access to information in situations of extreme poverty

A/HRC/11/4/Add.1

Summary of cases transmitted to Governments and replies received

2008

A/HRC/7/14

Report of the Special Rapporteur on access to information, safety and protection of journalists and media professionals, legal restrictions on freedom of expression, and freedom of opinion and expression and the realization of other human rights

A/HRC/7/14/Add.1

Summary of cases transmitted to Governments and replies received

2007

A/HRC/4/27

Report of the Special Rapporteur on his visit to Denmark, Internet governance and digital democracy, decriminalization of defamation offences, and security and protection of media professionals

A/HRC/4/27/Add.1

Summary of cases transmitted to Governments and replies received

2006

E/CN.4/2006/55

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Internet governance and human rights, freedom of expression and defamation, and security and protection of media professionals

E/CN.4/2006/55/Add.1

Summary of cases transmitted to Governments and replies received

2005

E/CN.4/2005/64

Report of the Special Rapporteur on implementing the right of access to information and protection and security of media professionals

E/CN.4/2005/64/Add.1

Summary of cases transmitted to Governments and replies received

2004

E/CN.4/2004/62

Report of the Special Rapporteur on implementing the right to access to information, access to information for purposes of education on and prevention of HIV/AIDS, and the right to freedom of expression and counter-terrorism measures

E/CN.4/2004/62/Add.1

Summary of cases transmitted to Governments and replies received

2003

E/CN.4/2003/67

Report of the Special Rapporteur on access to information for the purposes of education on and prevention of HIV and the right to freedom of expression and counter-terrorism measures

E/CN.4/2003/67/Add.1

Summary of cases transmitted to Governments and replies received

2002

E/CN.4/2002/75

Report of the Special Rapporteur on World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, events of 11 September, broadcasting, and the Internet

E/CN.4/2002/75/Add.2

Summary of cases transmitted to Governments and replies received

2001

E/CN.4/2001/64

Report of the Special Rapporteur on non-State actors, new technologies, and women

2000

E/CN.4/2000/63

Report of the Special Rapporteur on access to information, criminal libel and defamation, the police and the criminal justice system, and new technologies

1999

E/CN.4/1999/64

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to seek and receive information, national security laws, criminal libel, new information technologies, and women and freedom of expression

1998

E/CN.4/1998/40

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to seek and receive information, the media in countries of transition and in elections, the impact of new information technologies, national security, and women and freedom of expression

1997

E/CN.4/1997/31

Report of the Special Rapporteur on terms of reference, activities, and country situations

1996

E/CN.4/1996/39

Report of the Special Rapporteur on terms of reference, activities, and country situations

1995

E/CN.4/1995/32

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the nature and scope of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, and restrictions and limitations to the right to freedom of expression

1994

E/CN.4/1994/33

Report of the Special Rapporteur on terms of reference, methods of work, and resources