Forthcoming ruling

Human Rights building - Main hearing room

The Court will be delivering a Grand Chamber ruling in the case of Sanchez v. France on 15 May 2023.

The case concerns the criminal conviction of the applicant, at the time a local councillor who was standing for election to Parliament, for incitement to hatred or violence against a group of people or an individual on the grounds of their membership of a specific religion, following his failure to take prompt action in deleting comments posted by others on the wall of his Facebook account.

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