27.06.2013

Report on the right to freedom of artistic expression and creativity

In March 2013 the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Farida Shaheed, has published her annual report to the United Nations Human Rights Council, which is devoted to the issue of “The right to freedom of artistic expression and creativity”. In this highly interesting report, the Special Rapporteur adresses the multiple ways in which the right to freedom of artistic expression and creativity may be curtailed. The report adresses laws and regulations restricting artistic freedoms as well as economic and financial issues significantly impacting on such freedoms. The underlying motivations are most often political, religious, cultural or moral, or lie in economic interests, or are a combination of those. 

One of the issues mentioned realtes to restrictions to the freedom of movement and visa issues, and On the Move's reports on the topic are mentioned as a reference.

Read the report in English.