EIT: Tuomioistuimen määräys julkaista oikaisu ei loukannut lehdenkustantajan ilmaisunvapautta

17.1.2023 | Oikeusuutiset

Markku Fredman

Being made to publish a correction to a newspaper article had not violated the Axel Springer publishing house’s freedom of expression

In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of Axel Springer SE v. Germany (application no. 8964/18) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been:
no violation of Article 10 (freedom of expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The case concerned a court decision ordering the Axel Springer company to publish a correction to a newspaper article of October 2013 about the executive director of the political party die Linke, and her connection to the former German Democratic Republic’s ruling party (Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands (SED)).

The Court found that the German Court of Appeal had given due consideration to the principles and criteria laid down by the Court’s case-law for balancing the right to respect for private life and the right to freedom of expression.

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