Case Law, Strasbourg: OOO “Vesti” v Russia, defamation judgment in favour of public official, no Article 10 violation – Hugh Tomlinson QC

31 05 2013

kirovIn a judgment handed down on 30 May 2013 in the case of OOO ‘Vesti’ v Russia ([2013] ECHR 485) the Court of Human Rights has held that an award of damages and an order for the publication of a retraction in a defamation claim brought by the Chief Federal Inspector of the Kirov Region did not breach the Article 10 rights of the newspaper or the journalist.  The interference was not disproportionate to the legitimate aim of protecting the reputation and rights of others. Read the rest of this entry »