Statutes >> European Convention for the protection of human rights and fundermental freedoms (1950)
Article 10 - Freedom of Expression


1. Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom
to hold opinions and to receive and to impart information and ideas without interference
by public authority and regardless of frontiers.  This article shall not prevent
states from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises.



2. The exercise of these freedoms,  since it carries with it duties and responsibilities,
may be subject to such formalities , conditions, restrictions or penalties as prescribed
by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, 
territorial integrity or public safety,  for the prevention of disorder of crime,
for the protection of health or morals, for protection of the reputation of the
rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence
or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary.  

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