We have now been provided with a copy of the judgment of Mr Justice Weatherup in the case of King v Sunday World. We discussed the news reports of this case last month. The claim was under Article 2 of the Convention, for misuse of private information and harassment by a newspaper.
The claimant, Drew King had formerly been charged with murdering a Sunday World journalist, Martin O’Hagan, who was shot dead near his home in Lurgan, County Armagh, in September 2001. The murder charges against him and his co-accused were withdrawn in July 2010. Mr King sought an injunction to prevent publication of his address and other information about his family circumstances. The Article 2 claim was successful, the privacy claim succeeded in part but the harassment claim was dismissed.
Read more about the case, the opinion, and the International Forum for Responsible Media (Inforrm)’s comments on the opinion and its significance on Inforrm’s Blog.