Freedom of expression

Conviction of journalist and publishing director for publishing an article on a journalist’s assassination violates the freedom of expression

JUDGMENT Magosso and Brindani v. Italy 16.01.2020 (no. 59347/11)  see here SUMMARY The case concerned the conviction for defamation of two applicants, a journalist and a publishing director, following the publication of an article concerning the murder of the journalist Walter Tobagi in 1980 by a terrorist group close to the Red Brigades. With regard […]

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Mobile phone application for photographing and disseminating invalid ballots online and the freedom of expression

JUDGMENT Magyar Kétfarkú Kutya Párt v. Hungary 20.01.2020 (no. 201/17) (GRAND CHAMBER) see here SUMMARY The case concerned a political party’s mobile application which allowed voters to photograph, anonymously upload and comment on invalid votes cast during a referendum on immigration in 2016. The Court found in particular that the provision of domestic election law […]

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Municipal councils are public authorities and are bound to tolerate stricter criticism. The intervener has the right to appeal, as does the defendant, since his freedom of expression has been violated. NGOs have the same level of protection as the press.

JUDGMENT Margulev v. Russia 08.10.2019 (no. 15449/09) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the head of a conservation NGO whose comments in a newspaper article were found to have defamed Moscow City Council. The Court first found that although the applicant was a third-party to the dispute rather than the direct object of the defamation […]

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In order to document responsible journalism, one must take into account in addition to the accurate and reliable information provided by journalist, his or her behavior. Irresponsible journalism is not covered by the protection of freedom of expression

JUDGMENT Zarubin and others v. Lithuania 19-12-2019 (no. 69111/17, 69112/17, 69113/17 and 69114/17) see here SUMMARY Protection of the public interest and freedom of expression. Deportation from Lithuania and a ban on the re-entry of four Russian journalists working for the Russian state broadcaster after their actions at a conference in Vilnius. The Court was […]

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The reasoned home investigation did not violate the right to privacy. Seizure of documents in order to conduct an investigation is a bearable restriction on the freedom of expression

JUDGMENT Man and others v. Romania 12.12.2019 (no.39273/07) see here SUMMARY The case originated in accusations against an investigative journalist, Liviu Aurel Man, and his team for operating a blackmailing network. The applicants, Mr Man, his wife and their media companies, brought multiple complaints under the Convention, essentially connected to the search-and-seizure operation at their […]

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Author’s and writers’ convinction of their comments on an article on Islam was excessive and violated the freedom of expression

JUDGMENT Tagiyev and  Huseynov v. Azerbaijan 5.12.2019 (no. 13274/08) see here  SUMMARY The case concerned the applicants’ conviction for inciting religious hatred and hostility with their remarks on Islam in an article they had published in 2006. The Court found in particular that the national courts had not justified why the applicants’ conviction had been […]

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Gender quotas in combinations of candidates in national elections. Party exclusion due to gender quota violations in accordance with the ECHR

JUDGMENT Zevnik and others v. Slovenia 5.12.2019  (no. 54893/18) see here  SUMMARY Right to Free Elections and Electoral Legislation. Two of the applicants are political parties that have nominated themselves in the elections. These parties were owned by two of the applicants. Participation in the parties was rejected because there was no required quota of […]

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Botox, animal experiments and freedom of expression!

JUDGMENT Schweizerische Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft and others v. Switzerland 5.12.2019 (no. 68995/13) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the outcome of a complaint concerning a television programme on Botox (botulinum toxin): the domestic authorities had found that the programme had not broached the issue of the animal experiments required for manufacturing the product, and had […]

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Large defamation award for moral damage due to public statement against mayor that allegedly controls justice, violated freedom of expression

JUDGMENT Savenko (Limonov) v. Russia  26.11.2019 (no.  29088/08) see here  SUMMARY Political figures, protection, criticism and limits to freedom of expression. In an interview with a radio station, the opposition politician freely expressed his view of the control and influence of justice by the Mayor of Moscow. The latter brought an action for damages for […]

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Unjustified continuation and duration of detention (21 months), credibility of witness with motivation for personal gain, conviction of peaceful anti-government protest organizers. The Court finds multiple ECHR violations and condemns!

JUDGMENT Razvozzhayev v. Russia and Ukraine and Udaltsov v. Russia 19.11.2019 (no. 75734/12, 2695/15, 55325/15) see here  SUMMARY The case  concerned the conviction of two men for organising “mass disorder” for their part in May 2012 opposition protests and resultant disturbances in central Moscow, an incident which has been at the centre of several earlier […]

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