February 13, 2014

Amicus Curiae Brief on Criminal Defamation Laws in Burkina Faso

At the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the Program’s pro bono lawyers successfully supported the participation of 17 regional human rights and media organizations as amici curiae (friends of the court) in a challenge to Burkina Faso’s criminal defamation law, a relic of its colonial days which has been used to target and silence criticism of public officials.

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