Animal Defenders International v United Kingdom: sensible dialogue or a bad case of Strasbourg jitters?

Lewis, T ORCID: 0000-0002-3948-9961, 2014. Animal Defenders International v United Kingdom: sensible dialogue or a bad case of Strasbourg jitters? The Modern Law Review, 77 (3), pp. 460-474. ISSN 1468-2230

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Abstract

In Animal Defenders International v United Kingdom (ADI) the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (the Grand Chamber), having deliberated for over thirteen months, held that the United Kingdom’s statutory ban on paid political advertisements in the broadcast media did not breach the free speech rights of an animal rights NGO that wished to broadcast an advertisement publicising the ill treatment of primates in captivity.1 The Grand Chamber reached its decision by the slenderest of majorities, 9:8, and in so doing departed from its recent case law on broadcast political advertising. The case raises serious issues concerning the adjudication of freedom of expression cases, and of human rights cases more generally. Some of these concerns will be explored below, following a summary of the factual and legal background to the case.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: The Modern Law Review
Creators: Lewis, T.
Publisher: Wiley
Date: 2014
Volume: 77
Number: 3
ISSN: 1468-2230
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1111/1468-2230.12074DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:11
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:21
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8994

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