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Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Public’s Right to Information Regarding Sports Events

  • Katrien Lefever
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Part of the ASSER International Sports Law Series book series (ASSER)

Abstract

The European Court of Human Rights has considered the freedom of expression and the right to information, included in Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, as an important foundation for the development of a democratic society and each individual. The European Court for Human Rights applies a broad definition of the notion “information,” particularly everything that can play an important role in the development of a democratic society. In this chapter, it will be analysed whether live and full sports coverage could be protected under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights and whether only highlights of sports events or also live and full access to these events could fall under the scope of this Article. It will also be examined whether States have a positive obligation to intervene in order to ensure public’s access to live and full sports coverage. The analysis of Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights could be approached in different ways. It is important to realise that the objective of the analysis of Article 10 in this chapter is to underpin the assumption of this book and not to serve as a legal positivist analysis.

Keywords

Public Authority Democratic Society European Convention Official Document Sport Event 
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© T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the author 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Law, Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICTKU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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