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European Court of Human Rights: Herbert Haupt v. Austria

Dirk Voorhoof (UGent)
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In a case against Austria, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) decided that a satirical report during a comedy show on TV that allegedly tarnished the reputation of a high-ranking and controversial politician, did not violate the politician’s right to private life as guaranteed by Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The ECtHR is of the opinion that the Austrian courts struck a fair balance between the competing interests in the case, in finding that the broadcaster’s right to freedom of expression under Article 10 ECHR outweighed the politician’s right to private life under Article 8 ECHR.
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Freedom of expression and information, journalism, public persons, reputation, privacy, public interest, criteria for balancing assessment, margin of appreciation, strict scrutiny, fair balance

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Voorhoof, Dirk. 2017. “European Court of Human Rights: Herbert Haupt V. Austria.” Iris, Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory (9).
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Voorhoof, D. (2017). European Court of Human Rights: Herbert Haupt v. Austria. IRIS, LEGAL OBSERVATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN AUDIOVISUAL OBSERVATORY, (9).
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Voorhoof D. European Court of Human Rights: Herbert Haupt v. Austria. IRIS, LEGAL OBSERVATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN AUDIOVISUAL OBSERVATORY. Strasbourg: European Audiovisual Observatory; 2017;(9).
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Voorhoof, Dirk. “European Court of Human Rights: Herbert Haupt V. Austria.” IRIS, LEGAL OBSERVATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN AUDIOVISUAL OBSERVATORY 9 (2017): n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {In a case against Austria, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) decided that a satirical report during a comedy show on TV that allegedly tarnished the reputation of a high-ranking and controversial politician, did not violate the politician{\textquoteright}s right to private life as guaranteed by Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The ECtHR is of the opinion that the Austrian courts struck a fair balance between the competing interests in the case, in finding that the broadcaster{\textquoteright}s right to freedom of expression under Article 10 ECHR outweighed the politician{\textquoteright}s right to private life under Article 8 ECHR.},
  author       = {Voorhoof, Dirk},
  issn         = {2078-6158},
  journal      = {IRIS, LEGAL OBSERVATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN AUDIOVISUAL OBSERVATORY},
  keyword      = {Freedom of expression and information,journalism,public persons,reputation,privacy,public interest,criteria for balancing assessment,margin of appreciation,strict scrutiny,fair balance},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {9},
  pages        = {2},
  publisher    = {European Audiovisual Observatory},
  title        = {European Court of Human Rights: Herbert Haupt v. Austria},
  url          = {http://merlin.obs.coe.int/newsletter.php?year=2017\&issue=9\&iris\_ref=2017+9+2 },
  year         = {2017},
}