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European Court of Human Rights, Annen (nr. 6) v. Germany

Dirk Voorhoof (UGent)
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In a new judgment with regard to Internet content the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found that a criminal conviction for insult was a justified interference with the right to freedom of expression as guaranteed under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The case of Annen (no. 6) v. Germany concerns the conviction for posting a press release on the internet and distributing leaflets with insulting statements about a German professor at the University of Bonn, professor B., who was conducting embryonic stem-cell research.In line with the criticism of a catholic Bishop, Annen referred to the similarity between the team of scientists around professor B., carrying out stem-cell research and the Nazis who had performed experiments on humans.
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Freedom of expression and information, defamation, insult, public persons, reputation, equating stemcell research and practices by the Nazi-regime

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Voorhoof, Dirk. 2019. “European Court of Human Rights, Annen (nr. 6) V. Germany.” Iris (english Ed. Online) (1).
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Voorhoof, D. (2019). European Court of Human Rights, Annen (nr. 6) v. Germany. IRIS (ENGLISH ED. ONLINE), (1).
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Voorhoof D. European Court of Human Rights, Annen (nr. 6) v. Germany. IRIS (ENGLISH ED. ONLINE). Strasbourg: European Audiovisual Observatory; 2019;(1).
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Voorhoof, Dirk. “European Court of Human Rights, Annen (nr. 6) V. Germany.” IRIS (ENGLISH ED. ONLINE) 1 (2019): n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {In a new judgment with regard to Internet content the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found that a criminal conviction for insult was a justified interference with the right to freedom of expression as guaranteed under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The case of Annen (no. 6) v. Germany concerns the conviction for posting a press release on the internet and distributing leaflets with insulting statements about a German professor at the University of Bonn, professor B., who was conducting embryonic stem-cell research.In line with the criticism of a catholic Bishop, Annen referred to the similarity between the  team of scientists around professor B., carrying out stem-cell research and the Nazis who had performed experiments on humans.},
  author       = {Voorhoof, Dirk},
  issn         = {1023-8565},
  journal      = {IRIS (ENGLISH ED. ONLINE)},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {2},
  publisher    = {European Audiovisual Observatory},
  title        = {European Court of Human Rights, Annen (nr. 6) v. Germany},
  url          = {http://merlin.obs.coe.int/newsletter.php?year=2019\&issue=1\&id=16383},
  year         = {2019},
}