Case Law, Strasbourg: Olafsson v Iceland, Website editor not liable for publishing sexual allegations against candidate – Ed Klaris and Alexia Bedat

20 03 2017

In the case of Olafsson v Iceland ([2017] ECHR 259) the Court of Human Rights held that the Icelandic courts were wrong to hold a website editor liable for publishing allegations made by two sisters that their relative, A, who was standing for election for the Constitutional Assembly had sexually abused them when they were children. Read the rest of this entry »


Law and Media Round Up – 20 March 2017

20 03 2017

George Osborne’s appointment as the editor of the Evening Standard this week “sparked responses ranging from the humorous to the incredulous“.  Dominic Ponsford in the Press Gazette said that the appointment “raises serious practical and ethical questions.Read the rest of this entry »