Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New case of the European Court of Human Rights concerning journalistic sources

The European Court of Human Rights (Grand Chamber) has delivered yesterday its judgment against the Netherlands in a case concerning a violation of Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
The Court found that this country had violated the mentioned provision when seizing photographs that could permit to identify the information sources.
The case, Sanoma Uitgevers B.V. v. the Netherlands (application no. 38224/03) permits to appreciate that even in a criminal investigation, the journalistic source of information is privileged.
You can read the decision following this link:

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