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Can recent (2012-2016) historical emails and documents/reports pertaining to the Human Rights abuses of a marginalized group of people be published?

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    Who's emails and documents will greatly impact the answer. For example if they are yours it would change the answer. – Jason Aller Feb 11 '16 at 0:03
  • It is the proof of the systemic Human Rights abuse of a marginalised group of people. The site does not set out to lay blame, rather, it is recording the strugglescurrently on the ground. – user4357 Feb 11 '16 at 0:08
  • You've got the start of an excellent question here. How did you obtain the e-mails and documents? If they were sent to you for example versus finding them on the hard drive of a computer you purchased. – Jason Aller Feb 11 '16 at 0:42
  • Some were sent directly to me by the conciliator who had been appointed to investigate issues . Others had been sent to the conciliator who then ccd me into. – user4357 Feb 11 '16 at 2:35
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    That depends greatly on jurisdiction and who you accuse of violating human rights. If you accuse the government of the state where you currently reside or of an allied state, it will very certainly bring you into trouble. See Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange or Edward Snowden. – Philipp Feb 11 '16 at 12:00
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Ask one of the high-profile law school human rights clinics, a copyright law professor, or the legal staff of a major human rights NGO; or see who they suggest talking to.

This is not quite typical fair use commentary on an issue of public concern, but it is still addressing an issue of public concern and there is a strong argument that First Amendment protections should apply, especially if the release is done, for example, via news media. An experienced expert or motivated researcher will know or can spend some time with the relevant case law.

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