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Rubins v Latvia [2015] ECHR 2: Dismissal of university professor was breach of the right to freedom of expression.

Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) provides that everyone has the right to freedom of expression. It is a qualified right so that interference can only be justified if it was prescribed by law, pursued a legitimate aim and was necessary in a democratic society for the achievement of such an aim. Latvian law allows for an employee to be dismissed for prescribed reasons if he had committed significant infringements of his terms of employment or the employee had fulfilled his duties in a way that disregarded good morals.

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