October 14, 2014
Couderc v France referred to Grand Chamber
ECHR Grand Chamber to hear case on Paris Match article
The European Court of Human Rights Grand Chamber Panel has decided to refer the case of Couderc and Hachette Filipacchi Associés v France to the Grand Chamber. The Government of France requested the referral, after the Court found a breach of Article 10 by a majority of 4 votes to 3 in June 2014.
The case relates to the publication in Paris Match of an article reporting claims by Ms C that Albert Grimaldi, the reigning Prince of Monaco, was the father of her son. A 5RB case report on the Chamber decision can be found here.
The press release from the ECHR can be found here.