Ecuador's New Communications Law: Amicus Curiae Brief

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

INTRODUCTION AND STATEMENT OF INTEREST

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (the "New York City Bar"), founded in 1870, is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. Today, the New York City Bar has over 23,000 members. Among its purposes are "cultivating the science of jurisprudence, promoting reforms in the law, facilitating and improving the administration of justice." The New York City Bar has 150 committees that focus on legal practice areas and issues. This brief was prepared by the Communications and Media Law Committee which addresses issues surrounding media law such as the law of defamation, access to government information, legislative proposals, and the roles of the courts in promoting the free and uninhibited discussion and exchanges of information and ideas.

Butzel Long attorney Edward Copeland co-authored an Amicus Curiae Brief to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in support of defendants convicted of criminal defamation of Ecuador's President Rafael Correa in 2011 under Ecuador's new communications law.

To read the brief in full, please click on the links under Related Files.

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