Court rules on University's free expression violation with cancellation of book event
UNA fue intolerante y dañó libertad de expresión al impedir presentación de libro https://t.co/CsJ73Hli2I pic.twitter.com/fKCsJZYNU2— La Nación (@nacion) October 28, 2017
On 20th October 2017, Costa Rica's Supreme Court ruled in favour of a group of authors who claimed their right to freedom of expression was violated by the National University in Costa Rica when a presentation of their book was cancelled on 5th September. University authorities asserted that they did not allow the presentation in the university’s facilities as event violated the principle of equality and non discrimination. Prior to the book presentation, Federación de Estudiantes de la Universidad Nacional - the University's student federation - issued a statement opposing the presentation of the book, stating that it will not "allow misogynistic speech and hateful, violent and homophobic actions in the university community by any person or organisation".
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