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European Court of Human Rights : Tölle v. Croatia

Dirk Voorhoof (UGent)
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The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), delivered an interesting judgment in the case of Tölle v. Croatia about insulting allegations of domestic violence. In a newspaper article a father accused an association to be responsible for his child’s abduction by the mother. The president of this association providing support for women victims of violence replied in a radio-interview that her organisation was not involved in the daughter’s abduction and that the man had violently abused his wife. That was also the reason why mother and daughter had fled the country. The association’s president was subsequently convicted for the criminal offence of insult. The ECtHR found that this criminal conviction amounted to a violation of the association’s president’s freedom of expression under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR): the criminal conviction for insult was a sort of censorship, discouraging the promotion for support of victims of domestic violence.
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Freedom of expression, insult, defamation, public interest, factual basis, domestic violence

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Voorhoof, Dirk. “European Court of Human Rights : Tölle v. Croatia.” IRIS (ENGLISH ED. ONLINE), no. 2, 2021, pp. 11–13.
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Voorhoof, D. (2021). European Court of Human Rights : Tölle v. Croatia. IRIS (ENGLISH ED. ONLINE).
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Voorhoof, Dirk. 2021. “European Court of Human Rights : Tölle v. Croatia.” IRIS (ENGLISH ED. ONLINE).
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Voorhoof, Dirk. 2021. “European Court of Human Rights : Tölle v. Croatia.” IRIS (ENGLISH ED. ONLINE).
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Voorhoof D. European Court of Human Rights : Tölle v. Croatia. IRIS (ENGLISH ED. ONLINE). 2021. p. 11–3.
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D. Voorhoof, “European Court of Human Rights : Tölle v. Croatia,” IRIS (ENGLISH ED. ONLINE), no. 2. pp. 11–13, 2021.
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  abstract     = {The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), delivered an interesting judgment in the case of Tölle v. Croatia about insulting allegations of domestic violence. In a newspaper article a father accused an association to be responsible for his child’s abduction by the mother. The president of this association providing support for women victims of violence replied in a radio-interview that her organisation was not involved in the daughter’s abduction and that the man had violently abused his wife. That was also the reason why mother and daughter had fled the country. The association’s president was subsequently convicted for the criminal offence of insult. The ECtHR found that this criminal conviction amounted to a violation of the association’s president’s freedom of expression under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR): the criminal conviction for insult was a sort of censorship, discouraging the promotion for support of victims of domestic violence.},
  articleno    = {2021-2:1/23},
  author       = {Voorhoof, Dirk},
  issn         = {2078-6158},
  keywords     = {Freedom of expression,insult,defamation,public interest,factual basis,domestic violence},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {2021-2:1/23:11--2021-2:1/23:13},
  series       = {IRIS (ENGLISH ED. ONLINE)},
  title        = {European Court of Human Rights : Tölle v. Croatia},
  url          = {http://merlin-int.obs.coe.int/article/9080},
  year         = {2021},
}