Dissertation: Swedish Freedom of Expression and International Law: The Constitutional Guarantees for Press Freedom and Freedom of Speech, and their relation to the ECHR, EU Law and the ICCPR

  • Date:
  • Location: Zoom You will be able to follow the defence through Zoom with following link: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/65748868380 Passcode: 569507
  • Doctoral student: Mikael Ruotsi
  • About the dissertation
  • Organiser: Department of Law
  • Contact person: Estelle Lerceteau-Köhler
  • Disputation

Mikael Ruotsi defends his thesis in Constitutional Law

Opponent: Prof Vilhelm Persson, Lund University
Chairperson: Prof Lotta Lerwall, Uppsala University

You will be able to follow the defence through Zoom

The public is offered the opportunity to take part in the dissertation at Dag Hammarskjöld and the Law Library as well as at Carolina Rediviva.

The dissertation examines how the constitutional guarantees for freedom of expression in the Freedom of the Press Act (TF) and the Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression (YGL) relate to Sweden's international obligations concerning the protection of freedom of expression. Questions addressed in the dissertation are: In what ways can Sweden's international commitments affect the interpretation and application of TF and YGL? Can the Swedish constitutional protection of freedom of expression, taking into account the international commitments, be applied in a more coherent way? What protection does Sweden's international commitments provide for the principles that are considered to characterize TF and YGL?