The incorporation of the European Convention of Human Rights in UK Law, has made the principle of free speech a positive right. But what is the law of freedom of expression and privacy and how does it affect the media? This new edition of Media Law and Human Rights provides practical coverage of the impact of human rights principles in media law. Providing a comprehensive guide to the Strasbourg case law as it affects the media, this book also examines how the UK courts have grappled with the concepts of privacy and freedom of expression as developed by the European Court. It considers the potential for further influence and looks at the special provisions in the structure of the Human Rights Act and how, if the UK courts still do t provide a remedy, a case can be taken to Strasbourg. This new edition offers comprehensive and up to date coverage of the all the important English case law and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights that have occurred since the publication of the first edition, including key cases on libel, such as Steel and Morris v UK (McLibel), privacy such as Douglas v Hello, Campbell v MGM Ltd and Mosley v News Group Ltd and political advertising such as R(Animal Defenders) v Secretary of State for Culture. This edition also covers major developments outside the UK and Europe including decisions of the US, and Canadian Supreme Courts. This title particularly investigates the issues concerning Article 10 as regards its guarantee of freedom of expression. The right is t absolute, but judgements of the European Court of Human Rights have illustrated how valuable the Convention has been in maintaining freedom of expression. The Contempt of Court Act, rights of appeal against reporting restrictions, and the new approach to privilege in libel have all been the product of Article 10. The authors also consider hhow the courts have responded to the Human Rights Act, in particular the way in which the interrelationship between the right to respect for privacy and freedom of expression. Barristers and solicitors who specialise in media law and who need to understand the implications of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act will find this an essential purchase.
The Honourable Mr Justice Nicol is a High Court Judge. He was formerly a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers specialising in media, immigration and human rights cases and has written widely on media law. Gavin Millar QC practises at Doughty Street Chambers specialsing in media, public, and employment law. He is a Council of Europe Expert on freedom of expression and a Recorder of the Crown Court. Andrew Sharland is a barrister at 4-5 Gray's Inn Square Chambers. He specialises in public, employment and media law. He has lectured widely on media law both in the UK and throughout Europe. He is also a member of the Council of Europe's Panel of Experts on Media Law. Andrew Sharland is a barrister at 4-5 Gray's Inn Square. His practice focuses on media law, public law and employment law. Gavin Millar QC is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, where his practice covers media, defamation, employment and public law.