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Defamation proceedings against Romanian MEP over anti-corruption comments violated Article 10

August 11, 2020

By Ronan Ă“ Fathaigh and Dirk Voorhoof On 28 July 2020, the European Court of Human Rights held in Monica Macovei v. Romania that defamation proceedings against a sitting Member of the European Parliament violated the politician’s right to freedom of expression, under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Court reiterated […]