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Europe vindicates libel laws

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) last week dismissed the case brought by Independent Newspapers Limited against the government arising from the award of £300,000 to Proinsias De Rossa by a High Court jury in 1997.

25th June, 2005

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) last week dismissed the case brought by Independent Newspapers Limited against the government arising from the award of £300,000 to Proinsias De Rossa by a High Court jury in 1997.

The jury had decided that an article published in the Sunday Independent defamed De Rossa and implied that he had been involved in or tolerated serious crime, anti-Semitism and violent communist oppression.

The newspaper argued before the ECHR that...

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