Von Hannover and Springer – hearing and second intervention

13 10 2010

The hearing in the important media privacy case of Von Hannover and Springer v Germany is due to take place at 9.15am today in Strasbourg before a Grand Chamber of the Court of Human Rights.   We have previewed this potentially very important case and  provided a copy of the Media Lawyers Association intervention.  Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Saaristo v Finland, Court of Human Rights, Violation of Article 10

13 10 2010

On 12 October 2010 the Fourth Section of the Court of Human Rights, presided over by English judge Sir Nicholas Bratza, gave judgment in the Article 10 case of Saaristo v Finland. The applicants were a Finnish newspaper company, “Ilta-Sanomat Oy”, based in Helsinki; its editor-in-chief, and a journalist, Satu Sirkku Saaristo, The complaint concerned a conviction for publishing information about the private life of the chief communications officer of Esko Aho, a presidential candidate during the 2000 election campaign (pictured right).  The Court found that there had been a violation of Article 10. Read the rest of this entry »