Article 10: Freedom of expression
This is a qualified right which lets you hold opinions and express them freely:
- in writing
- through television, radio or the internet.
Freedom of expression includes freedom of the media to report court proceedings. However, this freedom may be restricted for health reasons, or if it affects other human rights such as privacy or fair trial.
Proceedings involving people with mental health problems, for example at the Mental Health Tribunal, are usually in private.