Mosley Loses European Court of Human Rights Challlenge to UK Privacy Laws

Published 13 May 2011

Mosley Loses European Court of Human Rights Challlenge to UK Privacy Laws

By Jamie Horner, Ashfords LLP. Max Mosley, the former president of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), has lost the privacy-related case that he brought before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Lord Pannick QC, acting on behalf of Mr Mosley, had argued at the ECHR hearing, which took place in January, that because UK law failed to compel newspapers to notify their "victims" before revealing details about their private lives it violated the European Convention of Human Rights, to which Britain is, of course, a signatory.

 

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