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Case Law, Strasbourg: Hurbain v Belgium, Order to anonymise newspaper archive did not violate Article 10 – Hugh Tomlinson QC and Aidan Wills

In the case of Hurbain v Belgium [2021] ECHR 544 (in French only), the European Court of Human Rights (Third Section), held that an order to anonymise an article in a newspaper’s electronic archive (which referred to a person’s involvement in a fatal road traffic accident for which they were subsequently convicted) did not breach the applicant publisher’s right to freedom of expression under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Continue reading

Statement in Open Court, Channel 5 makes public apology and pays substantial damages arising out of “Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away!” broadcast

On 19 April 2021 a joint statement in open court [pdf] was read before Mrs Justice Collins Rice after Keith Wain and Julie Kelly, both private individuals, accepted an offer of settlement in relation to the misuse of their private information in respect of the filming, making and multiple broadcasts of an episode of the television programme “Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away!” . Continue reading

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