Freedom of Expression

Joint Declarations

The Office of the Special Rapporteur issues joint declarations with the other rapporteurships for freedom of expression, including the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, the Representative on Freedom of the Media from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the Rapporteur for the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

  • 2017
    Joint Declaration on Freedom of Expression and "Fake News”, Disinformation and Propaganda
  • 2016 -2
    United Nations and Inter-American Commission experts on freedom of expression today expressed their concern at measures taken by the interim Federal Government in Brazil
  • 2015-2
    High Time to Pull the Plug of Televised Reprisals Against Rights Defenders in Venezuela
  • 2015
    Joint declaration on freedom of expression and responses to conflict situations
  • 2014 – 2
    International Freedom of Expression Rapporteurs Urge Stronger Protection of Journalists Covering Conflicts
  • 2014
    Joint Declaration on Universality and the Right to Freedom of Expression
  • 2013-3
    Joint Declaration on Violence Against Journalists and Media Workers in the Context of Protests
  • 2013 - 2
    Joint Declaration on Surveillance Programs and their Impact on Freedom of Expression
  • 2013
    Joint Declaration on the Protection of Freedom of Expression and Diversity in the Digital Terrestrial Transition
  • 2012 - 2
    Joint Declaration on Crimes against Freedom of Expression
  • 2012
    UN and IACHR Special Rapporteurs for Freedom of Expression Joint Declaration about Free Speech on the Internet
  • 2011
    Joint Declaration on Freedom of Expression and the Internet
  • 2010-2
    Joint Statement On Wikileaks from the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression and the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
  • 2010
    Tenth Anniversary Joint Declaration: Ten key challenges to freedom of expression in the next decade.
  • 2009
    Joint Statement on the Media and Elections
  • 2008
    Joint Declaration on Defamation of Religions, and Anti-Terrorism and Anti-Extremism Legislation.
  • 2007
    Joint Declaration on Diversity in Broadcasting
  • 2006
    Joint Declaration On Publishing Confidential Information, Openness of National and International Public Bodies, Freedom of Expression and Cultural/Religious Tensions, and Impunity in Cases of Attacks Against Journalists.
  • 2005
    The ACHPR Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression and the IACHR Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression joint declaration.
  • 2005
    Joint Declaration on the Internet and on Anti-Terrorist Measures
  • 2004
    Joint Declaration on Access to Information and on Secrecy Legislation
  • 2003
    Joint Declaration On the regulation of the Media, On the Restrictions on Journalists, and On Investigating Corruption
  • 2002
    Joint Declaration on Freedom of Expression and the Administration of Justice, Commercialisation and Freedom of Expression, and Criminal Defamation
  • 2001
    Joint Declaration about Countering Terror, Broadcasting and The Internet.
  • 2000
    Joint Declaration about Censorship by Killing and Defamation.
  • 1999
    First Joint Declaration by the Rapporteurs for Freedom of Expression