Banned books and other forms of censorship

On the banning of books, censorship and other freedom of access issues

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

UN Human Rights Council urges limits to free expression

A resolution passed March 30 by the UN Human Rights Council stated that freedom of expression can be restricted in order "to ensure respect for religions and convictions." It was passed by 24 council members, with 14 against and 9 abstentions. It was sponsored by Pakistan, on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC); other supporters included China, Russia, Mexico and South Africa.

Source: Article 19 newsletter, Winter 2006-Spring 2007; news via posting of Mark Perkins to FAIFE-L list.

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