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Denmark, B 88 Forslag til folketingsbeslutning om nedsættelse af en ytringsfrihedskommission - 1.behandling

Denmark, B 88 Minister’s Speech on Parliamentary Resolution B 88, on the establishment of a commission on the freedom of speech, delivered on 17 May 2016

Søren Pind
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Samling 2015-16 besluftningsforslag B 88
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This parliamentary debate concerned a draft proposal for a parliamentary resolution on the establishment of a commission on the freedom of speech. The proposal was drafted by the Socialists People’s Party (Socialistisk Folkeparti, SF) and the speech referred to above was delivered by the Minister of Justice, Mr Søren Pind, as a comment to the proposal. In his speech, Mr Pind referred to Article 11 of the Charter stating that as the freedom of speech is fully protected within this provision. Quote: "The Constitution protects the formal freedom of expression, i.e. the right to publicly announce one’s expressions, but it is assumed that the Constitution does not protect […] the right not to be met with sanctions for certain types of utterances. [This kind of] freedom of expression on the other hand is, inter alia, protected in Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Article 11 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights".