Wide margin of appreciation granted in art 8 reputation complaint


Re: Tamiz v United Kingdom (App No. 3877/14)

The applicant submitted that the state was in breach of its positive obligation under the ECHR, art 8 to protect his right to reputation since defamatory allegations had been published online for over three months but the domestic courts had not granted him remedy for the damage. The Court unanimously declared the application inadmissible.

Edward Craven, Eleanor Mitchell, Kirsten Sjovoll, Lorna Skinner, Guy Vassall-Adam QC, Hugh Tomlinson QC, Antony White QC and Aidan Wills were involved in this case.