ALTINTAS v TURKEY

Application Number 50495/08 European Court of Human Rights   [Judgment delivered in French] The applicant published an article in his periodical idolizing the persons who murdered three NATO soldiers. The Court found that the manner in which the article described the events and murderers glorified violence and, as such, there was no violation of Article […]

STOMAKHIN v RUSSIA

Application Number 52273/07 European Court of Human Rights  The case concerned the applicant’s conviction and sentence to five years in jail for newsletter articles he had written on the armed conflict in Chechnya. The national courts held that these articles had justified terrorism and violence and incited hatred. The ECtHR found that there was a […]

ROJ TV AS v DENMARK

Application Number 24683/14 European Court of Human Rights The case involved the conviction for terrorism offences through the promotion of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) through television programmes. The Court found that the television station could not benefit from the protection afforded by Article 10 as the applicants had tried to use it for purposes […]

PIHL v SWEDEN

Application Number 74742/14 European Court of Human Rights An anonymous post was placed on a small blog stating that the applicant was part of a Nazi Party. The applicant informed the blog which removed the post and issued an apology. The applicant sued the blog for this post but his case was rejected by national […]

FÁBER v HUNGARY

Application Number 40721/08 European Court of Human Rights The applicant complained that he was fined for displaying the striped Árpád flag (which has controversial historical connotations in Hungary) less than 100 metres away from a demonstration against racism and hatred. The Court found that the applicant, who had not behaved violently or abusively and had not […]

KUHNEN v. GERMANY

Application Number 12194/86 European Commission of Human Rights       The applicant had prepared and disseminated various publications in the framework of an organization allegedly attempting to reinstitute the National Socialist Party. He was sentenced to over three years in prison for preparing and disseminating material of an unconstitutional organization. The Commission relied on […]

SCHIMANEK v. AUSTRIA

Application Number 32307/96 European Court of Human Rights The applicant was sentenced to imprisonment of no less than eight years for carrying out activities contrary to the National Socialism Prohibition Act. The Court relied on Article 17, finding the application manifestly ill-founded. Link: https://hudoc.echr.coe.int/fre#{“fulltext”:[“Schimanek”],”itemid”:[“001-24075”]} Theme(s): Totalitarianism Date: 1 February 2000 Description of applicant(s): Citizen Brief […]