Case Law: Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Fontevecchia v Argentina – balancing privacy and freedom of expression

19 04 2012

An important international human rights case on privacy and freedom of expression has recently been brought to our attention.  On 29 November 2011 the Inter American Court of Human Rights handed down judgment in the case of Fontevecchia v Argentina (Case No 12.524).  The case involved the conviction and order to pay damages of two journalists –  Jorge Fontevecchia and Héctor D’Amico –  for the disclosure of personal information about the life of Carlos Saúl Menem, the then President of Argentina. There was a public hearing on 24 and 25 August 2011 in Bogota. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Phone hacking – the police refer the papers to the CPS for decision – Laura Sandwell

19 04 2012

It was reported yesterday afternoon that the phone hacking case is now in the hands the Crown Prosecution Service which is considering its charging decisions.  Cases involving four journalists and seven others have been referred to the CPS which issued a statement confirming receipt of the following: Read the rest of this entry »





New Book Announcement: “Privacy Injunctions and the Media – by Iain Goldrein QC”

19 04 2012

Our attention has been drawn to a new book, “Privacy Injunctions and the Media: A Practice Manual” by Iain Goldrein QC.  This is intended to be a practical manual that details how to argue a case and contains check-lists and quality control protocols.  It aims to sets out the law relating to privacy injunctions, and best practice in relation to seeking or opposing this form of relief. Read the rest of this entry »