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The High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom marks World Press Freedom Day 2022

On World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2022, the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom participated in a number of activities to highlight the grave challenges facing the press globally and to showcase its recommendations to the Media Freedom Coalition. The High Level Panel stands in solidarity with the independent press, including the journalists risking their lives to bring facts and the truth to the public forum.

Released on May 4, 2022

Three new members appointed to the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom

The Rt Hon Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Chair of the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom, has appointed three new members to serve on the High Level Panel.

Released on Apr 21, 2022

High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom call for media freedom during Third Global Conference

Two years on from its establishment, it is clear that the work of The High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom is beginning to have an impact on state practice in the Media Freedom Coalition (MFC).

Released on Feb 17, 2022

Can Yeginsu and Catherine Amirfar announced to the leadership of the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom

The Rt Hon Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury has appointed Can Yeginsu and Catherine Amirfar to serve as the Deputy Chairs of The High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom.

Released on Dec 2, 2021

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists: The High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom calls for creation of international investigative task force

To mark the 8th International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists on 2 November 2021, the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom calls on all states, including members of the Media Freedom Coalition, and the international community to strengthen efforts in holding perpetrators of crimes against journalists accountable and for the establishment of an international investigative task force.

Released on Nov 2, 2021

High Level Panel congratulates Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov on Nobel Peace Prize

Released on Oct 12, 2021

Panel de Expertos Jurídicos de Alto Nivel sobre libertad de prensa presenta un amicus curiae a la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos en el caso de difamación penal de “El Universo”

Hoy la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos escuchará el caso Emilio Palacio Urrutia y Otros vs. la República del Ecuador. El caso se refiere a la legalidad de la legislación penal sobre el delito de difamación y las sanciones aplicadas a El Universo, uno de los periódicos más consolidados y de mayor circulación de Ecuador, a su columnista y sus tres directores.

Released on Jun 14, 2021

High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom submits amicus curiae petition to Inter-American Court of Human Rights in ‘El Universo’ criminal defamation case

Today the Inter-American Court of Human Rights begins to hear Emilio Palacio Urrutia and Others v. The Republic of Ecuador. The case concerns the lawfulness of criminal defamation statutes as applied to El Universo, one of Ecuador’s most well-established and widely circulated newspapers, its columnist, and its three directors.

Released on Jun 14, 2021

The Need for Independent Judges and a Free Press in a Democracy

The rule of law is arguably the most basic requirement of any civilised society, and an independent judiciary, to which access is available to all citizens, is an essential ingredient of the rule of law. Freedom of expression is also fundamental in a democratic society, in which the courts and the media have vital and complementary institutional roles.

Released on May 3, 2021

New landmark report calls on Media Freedom Coalition States to create an emergency visa for journalists at risk

A new advisory report published today by the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom chaired by Lord Neuberger and Amal Clooney finds that journalists face unprecedented risks to their safety and makes a number of key recommendations to States, including the introduction of an emergency visa for journalists at risk.

Released on Nov 23, 2020

A Pressing Concern: Protecting and Promoting Press Freedom by Strengthening Consular Support to Journalists at Risk

The High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom is an independent body that was convened by the Chair Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury at the request of the UK and Canadian governments. The High Level Panel comprises a diverse group of leading lawyers from around the world, including the Deputy Chair, Amal Clooney and the IBAHRI Director Baroness Helena Kennedy QC.

Released on Nov 16, 2020

Statement from Lord Neuberger and Amal Clooney on the UK global human rights sanctions regime

On 6 July 2020, Amal Clooney, a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers and Deputy Chair of the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom, released a joint statement with Panel Chair, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, in response to the implementation of the United Kingdom’s global human rights sanctions regime.

Released on Jul 8, 2020

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY - 3 MAY Statement from the High Level Panel on the Covid-19 pandemic

To mark the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom are issuing a statement on the challenges posed to media freedom in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Released on May 1, 2020

High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom - Interview with Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC is Director of the IBAHRI, a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers and a member of the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom, an independent body that was convened at the request of the UK and Canadian governments. Baroness Kennedy spoke to Ruth Green, IBA Multimedia Journalist, about the IBAHRI's role as Secretariat for the project and the importance of protecting media freedom alongside other fundamental freedoms.

Released on Feb 17, 2020

High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom - Interview with Hina Jilani

Hina Jilani is a lawyer and human rights defender based in Pakistan. She is also a member of the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom, an independent body that was convened at the request of the UK and Canadian governments. Ruth Green, IBA Multimedia Journalist, spoke to Hina Jilani about her involvement in the panel, blasphemy law and the criminalisation of hate speech, targeted attacks on human right lawyers, the Lawyers' Movement of 2007, and more.

Released on Feb 17, 2020

New report urges nations to use targeted sanctions to protect journalists

A report published today by the High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom recommends that governments, including signatories to the Global Pledge on Media Freedom, adopt targeted sanctions regimes to ensure that journalists, media professionals and others engaged in journalistic activities can carry out their work without harassment, intimidation, false imprisonment or violent attack.

Released on Feb 13, 2020