The 3rd edition of the LIDIB Human Rights Seminars, devoted to freedom of expression, is about to begin

On February 23, 2022, the 3rd edition of the Human Rights Seminars, organized and promoted by members of the LIDIB research team, will begin. This edition offers training to students in relation to a fundamental right for the functioning of a democratic society and for the personal fulfillment of individuals: the right to freedom of expression. The social and legal reality shows us that it is often hard to know when a speech or act produces an attack on minorities and/or an attack on personal honor; or, on the contrary, when the interference with freedom of expression is disproportionate. The objective of this series of seminars, organized by Amir Al Hasani Maturano, Professor of Constitutional Law at the UIB, is to promote knowledge of the legal issues raised by this right and promote the achievement of a culture of solidarity as well as professionals committed to the fulfillment of human rights, within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

These seminars on freedom of expression are for free and are aimed at all students of any degree or double degree course. Attendance of at least four of the six seminars will give the right to a certificate of attendance. However, places are limited to ensure that the seminars are participatory and reflective. The schedule is as follows:

Inaugural Seminar, Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

“An introduction to hate speech and to the limits to freedom of expression”.

Miguel Revenga Sánchez (Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Cádiz)

Seminar I, Friday, March 4 at 10:00 a.m.

“Limits to freedom of expression in the jurisprudence of the ECHR”.

María Ballester Cardell (contracted professor-doctor of constitutional law UIB)

Practical laboratory, Friday, April 1, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

“Participatory analysis through the jurisprudence of the ECHR and Spanish Constitutional Court in relation to freedom of expression”.

Amir Al Hasani Maturano (Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law UIB).

Seminar II/Round table, Friday, April 29, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

“Criminal limits to freedom of expression, including hate speech.”

Carmen Tomás-Valiente Lanuza (Professor of criminal law UIB).

Antoni Llabrés Fuster (University Professor of Criminal Law).

Jorge Correcher Mira (Assistant Professor of Criminal Law, University of Valencia).

Seminar III, Friday, May 13, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

“Digital platforms and freedom of expression”

Apolonia Martínez Nadal (Professor of commercial law UIB).

Closing seminar, Friday, May 20, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

“Freedom of expression and hate speech, some conclusions”.

Joan Oliver Araujo (Professor of constitutional law UIB).

For registration, send name/surnames to and ID reference to Prof. Al Hasani Maturano to the following email: (until February 22, 2022). Students will be selected in order of enrollment. Only in the case of empty places, the enrollment period will be extended. The conference room number at the Jovellanos Building will be indicated to those registered at the end of the registration period.

Finally, we express our appreciation for the support of the LIDIB team and for the funding of the project by the Institute for Educational Research and Innovation, and the UIB Office for Development Cooperation and Solidarity.