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Case Law, Strasbourg: Animal Defenders v UK, ban on political advertising does not violate Art 10 – Ronan Ó Fathaigh

animaldefendersOn Monday 22 April 2013, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Human Rights held, by nine votes to eight, that the UK’s ban on political advertising on television did not violate Article 10. The majority opinion in Animal Defenders International v. the United Kingdom departed substantially from the Court’s previous case law on political advertising, and introduced a new method for reviewing the proportionality of such blanket-bans. Continue reading

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

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. Continue reading

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