Academic Freedom and Criminal Libel
An issue which is setting the blogosphere alight (here, here, here, here and here) is the attempt by Dr. Karin Calvo-Goller, to bring an action for criminal libel against the irrepressibly excellent Prof. J.H.H. Weiler for a review of Dr. Clavo-Goller’s textbook The Trial Proceedings of the International Criminal Court.
Whether the matter will progress further will be of enormous interest to all those who believe in academic freedom and expressing opinions and/or critiques of legal (and non-legal) works. HRinI will continue to keep an eye on developments in this case.