News: Court of Human Rights Dismisses Animal Defenders “Political Advertising” Article 10 application

22 04 2013

Court of Human RightsThe Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has dismissed the application in the case of Animal Defenders International v United Kingdom.  In a decision made by a majority of 9 votes to 8, the Grand Chamber held that the UK’s ban on political advertising in the broadcast media was not a violation of Article 10 of the Convention. Read the rest of this entry »





Law and Media Round Up – 22 April 2013

22 04 2013

Media and Law Round UpThere are two key developments in Parliament to report this week: the House of Commons rejected proposals to stop corporations suing for defamation unless they can show serious financial loss. After a short debate the House approved a Government motion to disagree with Amendment No.2 by 298 votes to 230. Justice Minister Helen Grant said the government was “prepared to consider actively that aspect of the Lords amendment further, and we will listen carefully to the views expressed in both Houses”. Read the rest of this entry »