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Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights related to
Article 10

of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights
and Fundamental Freedoms
(as amended by Protocol No. 11)

    Article 10 – Freedom of expression

1. Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This article shall not prevent States from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises.

2. The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary.

Last cases

22/02/2012, Tuşalp v. Turkey (32131/08) Violation of Article 10

07/02/2012, Springer v. Germany (39954/08) Violation of Article 10

09/02/2012, Vejdeland and others v. Sweden (1813/07) – Non-violation of Article 10

25/10/2011, Altuğ Taner Akçam v. Turkey (27520/07) - Violation of Article 10 – French version only

06/10/2011, Vellutini and Michel v. France (32820/09) - Violation of Article 10 – French version only

05/05/2011, Editorial Board of Pravoye Delo & Shtekel v. Ukraine (33014/05) - Violation of Article 10

08/02/2011, Ünsal Öztürk v. Turkey (24874/04) - Violation of Article 10

03/02/2011, Igor Kabanov v. Russia (8921/05) - Violation of Article 10

25/01/2011, Reinboth and Others v. Finland (30865/08) - Violation of Article 10

18/01/2011, Mgn Limited v. the United Kingdom (39401/04) – No violation of Article 10

13/01/2011, Mouvement Raëlien suisse v. Switzerland (16354/06) – No violation of Article 10 – French version only

13/01/2011, Hoffer and Annen v. Germany (397/07 and 2322/07) – No violation of Article 10

11/01/2011, Barata Monteiro da Costa Nogueira and Patrício Pereira v. Portugal (4035/08) - Violation of Article 10 – French version only

21/12/2010, Sofranschi v. Moldova - (34690/05) - Violation of Article 10

21/12/2010, Novaya Gazeta V Voronezhe v. Russia - (27570/03) Violation of Article 10

16/12/2010, Aleksey Ovchinnikov v. Russia (24061/04) - No violation of Article 10

07/12/2010, MacKay & BBC Scotland v. the United Kingdom (10734/05) – Violation of Article 10

07/12/2010, Poyraz v. Turkey (15966/06) - No violation of Article 10 – French version only

07/12/2010, Público - Comunicaçăo Social, S.A. and Others v. Portugal (39324/07) – Violation of Article 10 – French version only

07/12/2010, Eusko Abertzale Ekintza – Acción Nacionalista Vasca (EAE-ANV) v. Spain (51882/07) - No violation of Article 10 – French version only

02/11/2010, Gillberg v. Sweden (41723/06) - No violation of Article 10

21/10/2010, Saliye v. Russia (35016/03) – Violation of Article 10

14/10/2010, Andrushko v. Russia (4260/04) – Violation of Article 10

12/10/2010, Saaristo and Others v. Finland (184/06) - Violation of Article 10

12/10/2010, Nur Radyo ve Televizyon Yayinciligi A.Ş v. Turkey (no.2) (42284/05) - Violation of Article 10 – French version only

05/10/2010,Ölmez and Turgay v. Turkey (2318/09, 12616/09, 23563/09, 26801/09, 26837/09, 26846/09, 26851/09 and 26859/09) - Violation of Article 10

21/09/2010, Birk-Levy v. France (39426/06) – Inadmissible – French version only

14/09/2010, Dink v. Turkey (2668/07, 6102/08, 30079/08, 7072/09 and 7124/09) - Violation of Article 10 – French version only – Press release
01/09/2010, Gül and Others v. Turkey (4870/02) - Violation of Article 10 – Press release

1507/2010, Gazeta Ukraina-Tsentr v. Ukraine (16695/04) - Violation of Article 10 – Press release

06/07/2010, Gözel and Özer v. Turkey (43453/04 et 31098/05) - Violation of Article 10 – French version only - Press release

22/06/2010, Bingöl v. Turkey (36141/04) - Violation of Article 10 – French version only - Press release

15/06/2010, Turgay and Others v. Turkey (8306/08, 8340/08 and 8366/08) - Violation of Article 10 – Press release

08/06/2010, Sapan v Turkey (44102/04) - Violation of Article 10 – French version only - Press release

08/06/2010, Andreescu v. Romania (19452/02) - Violation of Article 10 – French version only - Press release

01/06/2010, Polanco Torres and Movilla Polanco v. Spain (34147/06) - Violation of Article 10 – Press release

01/06/2010, Dumitru v. Romania (4710/04) Violation of Article 10 – French version only -
Press release

01/06/2010, Gutiérrez Suárez v. Spain (16023/07) – French version only - Violation of Article 10 – Press release

20/05/10, Cox v. Turkey, 20/05/10, (2933/03) Violation of Article 10 – Press release

11/05/2010, Fleury v. France (29784/06) Violation of Article 10 – French version only – Press release

07/05/2010, Jean-Marie Le Pen v. France (18788/09) Admissibility Decision– Press release

06/05/2010, Brunet Lecomte and Lyon Mag v. France (17265/05) - Violation of Article 10 – French version only - Press release

22/04/2010, Haguenauer v. France (34050/05) Violation of Article 10 – French version only – Press release

22/04/2010, Fatullayev v. Azerbaijan (40984/07) Violation of Article 10 –– French version only – Press release

20/04/2010, Cârlan v. Romania (34828/02) Violation of Article 10 – French version only – Press release

08/04/2010, Bezymyannyy v. Russia (10941/03) Violation of Article 10 – Press release

06/04/2010, Ruokanen and Others v. Finland (45130/06) No violation of Article 10 – Press release

06/04/2010, Flinkkilä and Others v. Finland (25576/04), Jokitaipale and Others v. Finland (43349/05), Iltalehti and Karhuvaara v. Finland (6372/06), Soila v. Finland (6806/06), Tuomela and Others v. Finland (25711/04) Violation of Article 10 – Press release

16/03/2010, Görkan v. Turkey (13002/05) Violation of Article 10 – French version only – Press release

16/03/2010, Papaianopol v. Romania (17590/02) – French version only - Violation of Article 10 – Press release

02/03/2010, Antică and Company ‘R’ v. Romania (26732/03) – French version only - Violation of Article 10 – Press release

18/02/2010, Taffin et Contribuables Associés v. France (42396/04) ) – French version only - No violation of Article 10 - Press release

16/02/2010, Akdas v. Turkey (41056/04) – French version only - Violation of Article 10 - Press release

11/02/2010, Alfantakis v. Greece (49330/07) Violation of Article 10 – Press release

11/02/2010, Fedchenko v. Russia (33333/04 and 48195/06) Violation of Article 10 – Press release

02/02/2010, Kubaszewski v. Poland (571/04) Violation of Article 10 – Press release

26/01/2010, Ürper and Others v. Turkey (55036/07, 55564/07, 1228/08, 1478/08, 4086/08, 6302/08, 7200/08) – Violation of Article 10 – Press release

19/01/2010, Laranjeira Marques da Silva v. Portugal (16983/06) Violation of Article 10 – French version only – Press release

Non exhaustive list

11/12/2008, Tv Vest As & Rogaland Pensjonistparti v. Norway (21132/05) Violation of Article 10 – Press release

13/11/08, Kayasu v. Turkey (N° 1) (64119/00 and 76292/01) Violation of Article 10 – Press release

23/10/08, Godlevskiy v. Russia (14888/03) Violation of Article 10 – Press release

21/10/08, Salihoglu v. Turkey (1606/03) Violation of Article 10 – Press release

14/10/08, Dyundin v. Russia (37406/03) Violation of Article 10 – Press release

07/10/08, Barb v. Romania (5945/03) Violation of Article 10 – Press release

02/10/08, Leroy v. France (36109/03) No-violation of Article 10 – Press release

23/09/08, Aktan v. Turkey (20863/02) No violation of Article 10 – Press release

18/09/08, Chalabi v. France (35916/04) Violation of Article 10 – Press release

16/09/08, Cuc Pascu v. Romania (36157/02) No violation of Article 10 – Press release

29/07/08, Flux v. Moldova (No. 6) (22824/04) No violation of Article 10 – Press release

17/07/08, Yilmaz and Kilic v. Turkey (68514/01) Violation of Article 10 – Press release

17/07/08, Riolo v. Italy (42211/07) Violation of Article 10 – Press release

17/07/08, Schmidt v. Austria (513/05) No violation of Article 10 – Press release

10/07/08, Soulas and Others v. France (15948/03) No violation of Article 10 - Press release

08/07/08, Vajnai v. Hungary (33629/06) Violation of Article 10 – Press Release

08/07/08, Backes v. Luxembourg (24261/05) No violation of Article 10 – Press Release

24/06/08, Foka v. Turkey (28940/95) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

17/06/08, Meltex Ltd and Mesrop Movsesyan v. Armenia (32283/04) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

05/06/08, I Avgi Publishing and Press Agency S.A. & Karis v. Greece (15909/06) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

22/05/08, Alithia Publishing Company Ltd & Constantinides v. Cyprus (17550/03) No violation of Article 10 - Press Release

29/04/08, Kutlular v. Turkey (73715/01) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

24/04/08, Campos Damaso v. Portugal (17107/05) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

27/03/08, Azevedo v. Portugal (20620/04) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

18/03/08, Kulis v. Poland (15601/02) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

18/03/08, Piroglu and Karakay v. Turkey (36370/02 and 37581/02) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

14/02/08, July and SARL Liberation v. France (20893/03) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

14/02/08, Rumyana Ivanova v. Bulgaria (36207/03) No violation of Article 10 - Press Release

12/02/08, Guja v. Moldova (14277/04) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

08/01/08, Saygili and Others v. Turkey (19353/03) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

11/12/07, Karakoyun and Turan v. Turkey (18482/03) Violation of Article 10 – Press Release

10/12/07, Stoll v. Switzerland (69698/01) No violation of Article 10 - Press Release

06/12/07, Katrami v. Greece (19331/05) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

04/12/07, Özgür Radyo-Ses Radyo Televizyon Yayin Yapim ve Tanitim A.S. v. Turkey (11369/03) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

27/11/07, Timpul Info-Magazin and Anghel v. Moldova (42864/05) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

27/11/07, Nur Radyo ve Televizyon Yayinciligi A.S. v. Turkey (6587/03) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

27/11/07, Tillack v. Belgium (20477/05) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

20/11/07, Filipovic v. Serbia (27935/05) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

20/11/07, Flux v. Moldova (28702/03) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

06/11/07, Lepojic v. Serbia (13909/05) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

22/10/07, Lindon, Otchakovsky-Laurens and July v. France (21279/02 and 36448/02) No violation of Article 10 - Press Release

11/10/07, Glas Nadezhda Eood and Anatoliy Elenkov v. Bulgaria (14134/02) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

11/10/07, Kanellopoulou v. Greece (28504/05) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

31/07/07, Karatepe v. Turkey (41551/98) No violation of Article 10 - Press Release

24/04/07, Lombardo and Others v. Malta (7333/06) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

01/03/07, Třnsbergs Blad AS and Haukom v. Norway (510/04) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

22/02/07, Standard Verlagsgesellschaft mbH v. Austria (no. 2) (37464/02) No violation of Article 10 - Press Release

15/02/07, Boldea v. Romania (19997/02) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

01/02/07, Ferihumer v. Austria (30547/03) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

25/01/07, Arbeiter v. Austria (3138/04) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

23/01/07, Falakaoğlu and Saygili v. Turkey (22147/02 and 24972/03) No violation of Article 10 - Press Release

09/01/07, Kwiecien v. Poland (51744/99) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

09/01/07, Kommersant Moldovy v. Moldova (41827/02) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

14/06/07, Hachette Filipacchi Associés v. France (71111/01) No violation of Article 10 - Press Release

07/12/06, Österreichischer Rundfunk v. Austria (35841/02) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

19/12/06, Dabrowski v. Poland (18235/02) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

14/12/06, Verlagsgruppe News GmbH v. Austria (10520/02) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

14/12/06, Karman v. Russia (29372/02) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

07/11/06, Mamčre v. France (12697/03) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

09/11/06, Leempoel & S.A. Ed. Ciné Revue v. Belgium (64772/01) No violation of Article 10 - Press Release

02/11/06, Kobenter and Standard Verlags GmbH v. Austria (60899/00) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

17/08/06, Stefanec v. Czech Republic (75615/01) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release

06/07/06, Erbakan v. Turkey (59405/00) Violation of Article 10 - Press Release