Fulbright Year Italy

Research, travel, and legal dispatches from my Fulbright year in Bologna, Italy.

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Freedom of Expression and Defamation Under the European Convention on Human Rights

First in a two-part series about how Italy‚Äôs libel laws violate freedom of expression guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights. Above: the European Court of Human Rights in … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Role of Truth in Italian versus American Defamation Law

Italian law, unlike American law, does not require defamatory speech to be false. Above: Truth and Mercy by Pompeo Batoni, circa 1745. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. In American defamation … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment