Notes to the Editor
- The High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom is an independent body convened by Lord Neuberger, its Chair, in July 2019, at the request of the United Kingdom and Canadian governments, to advise the 47-strong Media Freedom Coalition of states on ways to prevent and reverse abuses of media freedom, as well as ensuring existing international obligations relating to the freedom of expression are upheld.
The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute acts as the Secretariat to the High Level Panel. Established in 1995 under Founding Honorary President Nelson Mandela, IBAHRI is an autonomous and financially independent entity, working to promote, protect and enforce human rights under a just rule of law, and to preserve the independence of the judiciary and the legal profession worldwide.
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