Jan 172011
 
 January 17, 2011  Court, Non-U.S.

The ECHR is set to issue its ruling tomorrow on a high-profile press freedom v. privacy case that could have significant impact. Inforrm’s Blog reports:

At 10.00am, Strasbourg time tomorrow 18 January 2011, the Court of Human Rights will give a written judgment on an application brought by MGN Limited against the United Kingdom.  This was lodged more than 6 years ago, on 18 October 2004  (Case No. 39401/04).  In this original application MGN Limited contested the decision of the House of Lords inCampbell v MGN ([2004] 2 AC 457) that it breached Ms Campbell’s privacy by the publication of an articles in February 2001 in which it divulged details about her drug addiction therapy.

By further submissions (lodged in April 2006) MGN Limited complained that, following that decision, it was obliged to pay unreasonably high court fees on account of a “conditional fee arrangement” and, notably, “success fee” for which domestic law allowed.  MGN challenges the decision in Campbell v MGN (No.2) [2005] 1 WLR 3394.

Read more on Inforrm’s Blog.

H/T, @marshallyoum.

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