The court was asked ‘whether a domestic statutory prohibition of political advertising on television and radio violated the human right of would-be political advertisers to freedom of expression through those media. ‘
Held: A declaration of incompatibility was refused. Certificate for leapfrog appeal to House of Lords granted.
Auld LJ and Ouseley J
 EWHC 3069 (Admin),  EMLR 158
Communications Act 2003 321
England and Wales
Appeal from – Animal Defenders International, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport HL 12-Mar-2008
The applicant, a non-profit company who campaigned against animal cruelty, sought a declaration of incompatibility for section 321(2) of the 2003 Act, which prevented adverts with political purposes, as an unjustified restraint on the right of . .
At first instance – Animal Defenders International v United Kingdom ECHR 27-Jan-2011
Statement of facts . .
At First Instance – Animal Defenders International v The United Kingdom ECHR 22-Apr-2013
ECHR (Grand Chamber) Article 10-1
Freedom of expression
Refusal of permission for non-governmental organisation to place television advert owing to statutory prohibition of political advertising: no . .
These lists may be incomplete.
Updated: 15 February 2021; Ref: scu.246759