February 18, 2014
Media law cases before the ECtHR
Grand Chamber to hear Delfi but not von Hannover (No.3)
The European Court of Human Rights Grand Chamber Panel has decided to refer the case of Delfi v Estonia to the Grand Chamber. The applicant appeals against the court’s decision that Estonia was not in breach of Article 10 in holding Delfi AS liable for defamatory user-generated comments on its website.
The Panel however rejected a request by Princess Caroline of Monaco to refer the decision in von Hannover v Germany (No.3), in which the court found published photographs not to be a breach of the applicant’s Article 8 rights, to the Grand Chamber.
The Panel’s press release can be found here.
Click here to read an article by 5RB paralegal Alexia Bedat on the approach our domestic legislators have taken to tackling the problem of liability of user-generated comments online.