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Wide margin of appreciation granted in art 8 reputation complaint

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

Related Member(s):
Hugh Tomlinson QC, Kirsten Sjøvoll, Lorna Skinner QC, Aidan Wills, Antony White QC, Edward Craven, Eleanor Mitchell, Guy Vassall-Adams QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Human Rights, Media and Information Law

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.