News: “Privacy Friday” – Dominic Crossley

20 05 2011

Following hot on the heels of the Jeremy Clarkson/Jemima Khan “Twittergate”, Andrew Marr’s epiphany and Mosley’s Strasbourg judgment, privacy has never been at a greater point of hysteria than Friday 20 May 2011.   Today, there is simply nothing more newsworthy. Read the rest of this entry »





Should public bodies be allowed to sue in defamation? Part 2 – Comparison between England and Germany: Raymond Youngs

20 05 2011

In German law, defamation is primarily seen as a crime under §§185 ff of the Criminal Code, and therefore also as a tort under § 823(2) of the Civil Code. There has never been an objection to individual members of a group suing for defamation of that group (See eg BVerfGE 93, 266 (the ‘soldiers are murderers’ case) (translation R Youngs).   Read the rest of this entry »