Thursday, 17 December 2009

Libel tourism, the common law invention of privacy and Justice Eady

Unusually, in the UK, the introduction of Article 8 of the ECHR has occurred due to judicial innovation not a constitutional protection directly. J. Eady here speaks about his work in the Moseley case and his lack of belief in 'libel tourism', whereby foreign celebrities and billionaires bring actions in his courtroom to protect their reputations worldwide. This was shortly followed by Tiger Woods' injunction against British newspapers.

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