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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

2014
A/HRC/26/30 Report of the Special Rapporteur to the Human Rights Council on the right to freedom of expression in electoral contexts
2013

A/68/362

Report of the Special Rapporteur to the General Assembly on the right to access information

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

2012

A/67/357

Report of the Special Rapporteur to the General Assembly on hate speech and incitement to hatred

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 to the Human Rights Council 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 to the Human Rights Council 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 to the Human Rights Council 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 to the Human Rights Council 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