Strasbourg Case Law: Gillberg v. Sweden, Criminal conviction for refusal to give access to research files, no violation of Convention

Publication Date:
14 April 2012
Dirk Voorhoof , Ronan O'Fathaigh ,
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Inforrm's Blog


In its decision in Gillberg v Sweden the Grand Chamber of the European Court has, more firmly than the 2010 judgment of the Third Section, confirmed that Swedish professor, Christopher Gillberg (pictured right) could not rely on his right of privacy under Article 8, nor on his (negative) right to freedom of expression and information under Article 10 of the Convention to justify his refusal to give access to research material at Gothenburg University.