Veranstaltungen

Veranstaltungsort:
GW1
Raum: A0010
Universitätsallee
28359 Bremen
Uhrzeit:
12:00 - 14:00
Veranstaltungsreihe:
Universitätsveranstaltung
Semester:
SoSe 2017

Veranstaltungsort:
GW1
Raum: C2320
Universitätsallee GW1
28359 Bremen
Uhrzeit:
18:00 - 20:00
Veranstaltungsreihe:
Öffentliche Veranstaltung
Semester:
SoSe 2017

Lecture by Canelle Lavite

In recent years, whistleblowers have put freedom of expression at the center of political and legal debates. On March 15th 2017, an appeal Court in Luxembourg condemned the Lux Leaks’ whistleblowers for theft and fraudulent access in an informatic system. This decision follows the Antoine Deltour’s disclosure of a wide scale tax-avoidance scheme for multinationals in Europe and the global recognition of this disclosure’s benefit for the public interest. This trial embodies the challenges of protecting freedom of expression against financial or political antagonist interests, and
furthers questions the ability of the European Court of Human Rights to effectively protect disclosures made in the public interest.
We will review the decision’s legal arguments and ask ourselves: how consistent are these arguments with art. 10 ECHR on freedom of expression? To what extent are whistleblowers legitimate to disclose secret – but lawful – tax agreements? Are the existing criteria elaborated in Strasbourg enough to protect whistleblowers?

The presentation preceding the discussions will be held in English.