Germany: The publicity of privacy
The European Court of Human Rights set an important precedent when it adjudged the German courts to have contravened the European Convention of Human Rights in the Princess Caroline of Monaco case. Daniel Kaboth looks at the implications
On June 24, 2004, the European Court of Human Rights delivered a key judgment on the protection of privacy of individuals. The court held that a decision of the Bundesverfassungsgericht (the German Federal Constitutional Court) of 15 December, 1999, and the preceding judgments of the lower courts in Germany violated Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) securing the protection of the private life.
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