Legal proceedings related to freedom of expression cases can oftentimes present a unique opportunity for specialized organizations to advance international human rights standards related to the interpretation and enforcement of this fundamental human right. On that basis, national and international courts have witnessed an increase in the number of amicus curiae interventions – meaning, the intervention of a person or organization who participates in a legal proceeding to provide an external perspective on the case at hand– submitted by civil society organizations with the goal of bringing relevant information or legal trends that have not been highlighted by the parties to the attention of these courts.

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