At 10.00am, Strasbourg time tomorrow, 18 January 2011, the Court of Human Rights will give a written judgment on an application brought by MGN Limited against the United Kingdom. This was lodged more than 6 years ago, on 18 October 2004 (Case No. 39401/04). In this original application MGN Limited contested the decision of the House of Lords in Campbell v MGN ( 2 AC 457) that it breached Ms Campbell’s privacy by the publication of an articles in February 2001 in which it divulged details about her drug addiction therapy. Continue reading
In this regular feature we draw attention to the last week’s law and media news and next week’s upcoming events. If readers have any news or events which they would like to draw attention to please add them by way of comments on this post.
The News of the World phone hacking saga continues (although it is still notably absent from large sections of the press). On Friday it was reported that prosecutors are to conduct a “comprehensive assessment” of all material collected by Scotland Yard linked to the phone hacking scandal. Continue reading