Stoll v Switzerland: ECHR 10 Dec 2007

Grand Chamber – The applicant alleged that his conviction for publishing ‘secret official deliberations’ had been contrary to Article 10 of the Convention.
Held: The court acknowledged a legitimate interest on the part of the state in punishing an unauthorised disclosure by the press of tendentiously selected parts of a confidential diplomatic memorandum which admittedly dealt with matters of substantial public interest. The Grand Chamber observed that ‘article 10.2 does not guarantee a wholly unrestricted freedom of expression even with respect to press coverage of matters of serious public concern’

JP Costa, P
[2007] ECHR 120, (2008) 47 EHRR 59
European Convention on Human Rights 10
See AlsoStoll v Switzerland ECHR 25-Apr-2006
(In french) . .
Press releaseStoll v Switzerland ECHR 7-Feb-2007
Grand Chamber – Press release . .

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