ECHR - Excessive protection of reputation of administrative agency
26-01-2015, 11:17  / ნანახია: 885

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"In the case of Pinto Pinheiro Marques v. Portugal (Judgment of 22 January 2015, only in French) the First Section of the Court of Human Rights held that libel conviction of the applicant for damaging the reputation of a municipal council was a violation of Article 10.

 

The interesting feature of the judgment is that the Court accepted that the protection of the reputation of a public authority was a legitimate aim under Article 10.  There was a violation because the conviction was not “prescribed by law” and was not, in any event, proportionate."

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