Reporting the Phone Hacking Trial – the Sun takes the wooden spoon

17 11 2013

SunThe phone hacking trial has now been running since 30 October 2013.  The have been 14 days of hearings.  There has been extensive online coverage (helpfully summarised by #pressreform and David Banks).  How are national newspapers doing?  Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Strasbourg: Söderman v. Sweden, Failure to protect minor against stepfather filming her naked violates Article 8 – Laurens Lavrysen

17 11 2013

???????????????????????????On 12 November, the Grand Chamber issued its judgment in the case of Söderman v. Sweden (formerly known as E.S. v. Sweden), finding that Sweden had failed to comply with its positive obligation to protect the applicant’s right to respect for private life (Article 8 ECHR). According to the Grand Chamber, neither a criminal remedy nor a civil remedy existed under Swedish law that could have enabled the applicant to obtain effective protection against the violation of her personal integrity. Read the rest of this entry »