Inter-American Court Declares Licensing of Journalists Illegal

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Saturday, March 1, 1986
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
2
Issue: 
3
Abstract: 
In an advisory opinion of November 13, 1985, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights unanimously declared by a decision of 6-0 that the compulsory licensing of journalists is incompatible with the American Convention of Human Rights.  The advisory opinion orginated in a request by the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA).