Case Law, Strasbourg: Szima v Hungary, Trade Union Freedom of Expression – Dirk Voorhoof

17 11 2012

The European Court of Human Rights delivered a new and remarkable judgment on trade union freedom of expression. In Szima v. Hungary the European Court of Human Rights concluded that a criminal conviction of a leader of a police trade union for having posted critical and offensive comments on the Union’s website was to be considered necessary in a democratic society for the prevention of disorder or crime,  and more precisely of preserving order in the armed forces. Read the rest of this entry »