Judgment concerning Lithuania

Main hearing room of the Human Rights building
12/09/23

In the case of Eigirdas and VĮ Demokratijos plėtros fondas v. Lithuania the Court has found a violation of the right to freedom of expression.

The case concerned two articles published in a Lithuanian magazine, one of which concerned, amongst other individuals, a prominent businessman and politician and the other, in particular, his son. The articles alleged media influence and a connection to forthcoming elections. Following complaints and subsequent court proceedings, decisions against the applicants – the writer of the first article and the publisher – were delivered by the Public Information Ethics Commission.

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