(CCHR/IFEX) - In light of the recent announcement by the Research Department at RULE, namely a list of prohibited thesis topics for the current academic year (the “Banned List”), the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (“CCHR”) examines the right to freedom of expression in the context of academic freedom. Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right which allows everybody the freedom to hold opinions and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any medium.
Academic freedom is encompassed within the broader concept of freedom of education, which also includes the right to receive an education. However, this fact sheet will examine academic freedom in terms of how it relates to an individual's freedom to study a subject matter of his/her choice and be able to express his/her academic opinions and views relating to the subject matter in question without limitations or restrictions being imposed. CCHR is a leading, non-aligned, independent non-governmental organization working to promote and protect democracy and human rights – primarily civil and political rights – throughout Cambodia.
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