Open Justice and Article 6 – General Principles

27 02 2010

Well before the implementation of the HRA, open justice was recognized as essential to ensure public scrutiny of the operation of the court system as well as provide information to the public (see  Scott v Scott [1913] AC 417). Read the rest of this entry »





Freedom of Expression, Pornography and the Literary Heritage

27 02 2010

In an interesting and potentially important new freedom of expression judgment the Court of Human Rights has held that, when a literary work becomes part of the “European cultural heritage” it will be a violation of Article 10 to ban its publication, however offensive it is to local sensibilities.  The case is the subject of a posting on the extremely useful ECHR blog here. Read the rest of this entry »