JUDGMENT Pryanishnikov v. Russia 10.09.2019 (no. 25047/05) see here SUMMARY License for reproduction of films, freedom of expression and protection of third party rights. The applicant, a producer of erotic films, owns the copyright for their distribution with valid distribution certificates. He requested that the films be distributed by the Russian Ministry of Press and […]
JUDGMENT Rodionov v. Russia 27.08.2019 (no. 9106/09) see here SUMMARY Request for revision of an ECHR judgment pursuant to Rule 80 of the Rules of Court. The applicant’s mother complained that she had been unable to enforce the decision because of her son’s death and argued that as his heir she should receive the sums […]
State party surveillance in order to detect endeavours hostile to the constitution. Appeals for failure to exhaust domestic remedies are inadmissible.
JUDGMENT Alternative für Deutschland v. Germany 04.07.2019 (no. 57939/18) see here SUMMARY German party surveillance suspected of hostile endeavours against the Constitution. Non-exhaustion of internal remedies. The case concerned public comments by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution about its suspicion of endeavours hostile to the constitution by the applicant party. The Court found […]
Conviction of a publisher and editor-in-chief of a newspaper for publishing statements by leaders of a terrorist organization for incitement to violence. Freedom of transmission of information was not infringed.
JUDGMENT Gürbüz and Bayar v. Turkey 23.07.2019 (no. 8860/13) see here SUMMARY Press, freedom of thought and incitement to violence. The applicants, the publisher and editor-in-chief of the newspaper, were sentenced to a fine for publishing statements by a terrorist leader threatening a “guerrilla fight” in the event of no dialogue and inciting “patriots” to act. The Supreme Court […]
JUDGMENT Brzeziński v. Poland 25.07.2019 (no. 47542/07) see here SUMMARY Comments on an election campaign brochure and the freedom of expression. The Court noted that the contested statements had been made in the context of a debate on issues which were important for the local community. It held that the language used in the brochure […]
The conviction of a publisher because of the content of a book by a Kurdish politician insulted a former President of the Republic, violated his right to freedom of expression. Insufficient grounds for the conviction.
JUDGMENT Önal v. Turkey 02.07.2019 (no. 44982/07) see here SUMMARY Book publisher. Critisims of a Former Turkish President in the content of a published book of a Kurdish politician. Condemnation of the publisher for defamation. Inadequate reasoning. The applicant is the owner of a publishing house that published a book – an autobiography by a […]
Inability of wheelchair user to access specific cinema in Geneva did not breach Convention protection of private life
JUDGMENT Glaisen v. Switzerland 18.07.2019 (no. 40477/13) see here SUMMARY Person with disabilities. Right of access to the cinema. Inability of a paraplegic wheelchair user notto gain access to a cinema in Geneva. The Court held that Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) could not be interpreted as requiring access to […]
The criminal conviction of the President of Turkey’s Human Rights Organisation for statements made on television violated his freedom of expression.
JUDGMENT Selahattin Demirtaş v. Turkey 09-07-2019 (n. 3) (αp. no.. 8732/11) see here SUMMARY Criminal conviction of the President of Turkey’s Human Rights Organization, Selahatin Demitras, for statements made on a television show. His statements urged the authorities and the public to consider the possible role of Abdullah Ocalan, a prisoner leader of the Kurdistan […]
Strasbourg, the suspension of the plenary session of the Catalan Parliament and the freedom of assembly
JUDGMENT Forcadell i Lluis and others v. Spain 28.05.2019 ( no. 75147/17) see here SUMMARY Suspension of the plenary session of the Catalan Parliament. Freedom of assembly. Suspension of law, ensuring public security and protection of the rights and freedoms of others. The applicants complained that the temporary suspension of the Parliament’s plenary session, ordered by the […]
Defamation proceedings of a judge against a newspaper. Lack of impartiality and violation of the freedom of expression regarding the condamnation of the newspaper
JUDGMENT Editorial Board of Grivna Newspaper v. Ukraine 16.04.2019 (no. 41214/08 and 49440/08) see here SUMMARY Defamation proceedings of judge against in a newspaper for two articles referring to him. References to corruption complaints against him and presentation of photographs, one of which showed him in formal dress and brought the caption: “I will compensate […]