Case Law, Strasbourg: Perinçek v Switzerland, Grand Chamber confirms conviction for denying the Armenian genocide as Article 10 violation – Dirk Voorhoof

21 10 2015

fsdgOn 17 December 2013 the European Court of Human Rights had ruled by five votes to two that Switzerland had violated the right to freedom of expression by convicting Doğu Perinçek, chairman of the Turkish Workers’ Party, for publicly denying the existence of the genocide against the Armenian people (see our blogs on Strasbourg Observers and ECHR-Blog, 7 and 8 January 2014). The Grand Chamber has now, on 15 October 2015, in a 128 page judgment, confirmed, by ten votes to seven, the finding of a violation of Article 10 ECHR. Read the rest of this entry »





Hearing Report, Gulati v MGN, the first day of the Mirror Phone Hacking damages appeal

21 10 2015

Royal-Courts-of-JusticeThe Mirror Phone Hacking appeal began yesterday, 20 October 2015, in the Court of Appeal before Arden, Rafferty and Kitchin LJJ.  Most of the day was occupied by the submissions made on behalf of the appellant, MGN Limited, by Lord Pannick QC. Read the rest of this entry »