Judgment concerning Germany

Human Rights building

In the case of Axel Springer SE v. Germany the Court held that there had been no violation of the freedom of expression.

The case concerned a court decision ordering the applicant company to publish a correction to a newspaper article about the executive director of the political party die Linke, and her connection to the former German Democratic Republic’s ruling party (Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands (SED)).

The Court found that the German Court of Appeal had given due consideration to the principles and criteria laid down by the Court’s case-law for balancing the right to respect for private life and the right to freedom of expression.

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