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Media Defence Intervention Helps Defeat Prior Notification Demand

Media Defence Intervention Helps Defeat Prior Notification Demand

MLDI helped win an ECHR ruling confirming that media are not require to notify those on whom they are publishing stories.

MLDI intervened in the case of Mosley v UK, in which former FIA president Max Mosley requested a ruling at the European Court of Human Rights that the media be required to notify all those on whom it is planning to publish a story. MLDI led an intervention of several NGOs pointing out the impact such a rule would have on media freedom across Europe. On 10 May 2011, the Court issued a strong ruling agreeing with MLDI’s submissions.

The European Court’s judgment can be found here.

Click here for the intervention by MLDI and the other interveners, drafted by Mark Stephens, CBE, and Geoffrey Robertson QC.

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