TITLE

Presumed Guilty: How the European Court Handles Criminal Libel Cases in Violation of Article 6(2) of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

PUB. DATE
December 2012
SOURCE
Columbia Journal of Transnational Law;2012, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p774
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses burden on defendants posed by the European Court of Human Rights' (ECtHR) by allowing them to prove truth or good faith in criminal defamation cases. It informs that the role of ECtHR is to protect European citizens from the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms violations. It offers suggestions on improving this error of the court by emphasizing on the importance of freedom of expression in a democratic society.
ACCESSION #
84422329

 

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