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Case Law 21279/ 2002; 36448/ 2002 (22/10/2007)

Type: Judgment

Authority: European Authorities: European Court of human rights

Date: 10/22/2007

Subject: Freedom of expression. No violation of Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights concerning either: the convictions of the writer and publisher of a novel based on murders by Front National militants; or the conviction for defamation of the publication director of the national daily newspaper Libération, which had published a petition signed by 97 contemporary writers in support of the novelist. The Court further held, unanimously, that there had been no violation of Article 6 § 1 of the Convention concerning the fairness of the proceedings against the newspaper.

Parties: Lindon, Otchakovsky, Laurens e July c/ Francia

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 11 Freedom of expression - Freedom of information - Art. 47 Right to an effective remedy before a tribunal