Article 10 of the Convention includes the right of access to data held by an intelligence agency

Publication Date:
08 July 2013
Author(s):
Dirk Voorhoof ,
Appeared in:
The Strasbourg Observers

Abstract

In its judgment of 25 June 2013 in the case of Youth Initiative for Human Rights v. Serbia the European Court of Human Rights has recognised more explicitly than ever before the right of access to documents held by public authorities, based on Article 10 of the Convention (right to freedom of expression and information). The judgment also recognises the importance of NGOs acting in the public interest.

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http://strasbourgobservers.com/2013/07/08/article-10-of-the-convention-includes-the-right-of-access-to-data-held-by-intelligence-agency/