Les gestionnaires de forums et portails d’actualités cueillis à froid par la Cour de Strasbourg ? (obs. sous Cour eur. dr. h., Gde Ch., arrêt Delfi AS c. Estonie, 16 juin 2015)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

18 Downloads (Pure)


By its judgment in the case Delfi AS v. Estonia, the Grand Cham-
ber of the European Court of Human Rights held, by ifteen votes to
two, that the conviction of a news portal on the basis of online com-
ments posted by users does not violate the right to freedom of expres
sion protected by Article 10 of the Convention. This judgment raises
questions, irstly, in terms of foreseeability of the decision holding the
applicant company liable, taking into account the exemption from lia-
bility under European law in favour of hosting service providers, and,
secondly, as regards to the risk of private censorship it creates for the
exercise of freedom of expression online.
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)953-981
Number of pages29
JournalRevue trimestrielle des droits de l'homme
Issue number108
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sept 2016

Cite this