News: Home Affairs Select Committee Publishes Phone Hacking Evidence

5 02 2011

On 4 February 2011, “because of the continuing public interest” in the subject, the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee published all the written evidence it has received to date.  The short written evidence of former “News of the World” journalist Paul McMullan has received publicity in some newspapers.  There were reports in the Guardian, the Independent, the Daily Telegraph, and in the Financial Times.   As usual, there was no mention of this “phone hacking” story in the “Sun”, “The Times” or the “Daily Mail”. Read the rest of this entry »

Revisited and Revised: Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Information: Part 1 The European Convention – Hugh Tomlinson QC

5 02 2011

In this feature we revisit older posts which remain of current interest.  In this revised and updated series of posts from May 2010 Hugh Tomlinson QC considers the relationship between freedom of expression and freedom of information in European, international and domestic law.


In contrast to modern human rights instruments, the European Convention on Human Rights does not contain any express right to freedom of information. This has often been identified as an important weakness in the Convention. Read the rest of this entry »