Dichand And Others v Austria: ECHR 26 Feb 2002

Hudoc Judgment (Merits and just satisfaction) Violation of Art. 10; Pecuniary damage – financial award; Costs and expenses award – domestic proceedings; Costs and expenses partial award – Convention proceedings
The court pointed to the distinction in the context of political debate between a value judgment, where the proportionality of an interference may depend on whether there is a factual basis for the impugned statement, and a gratuitous personal attack where there is insufficient factual basis, where interference may be justified.


29271/95, [2002] ECHR 154


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European Convention on Human Rights 10


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Updated: 25 November 2022; Ref: scu.167677