Presentation by ECHR judge Robert Spano at IViR on 28 October 2016

On Friday 28 October 2016 Robert Spano, judge at the European Court of Human Rights, gave a presentation at IViR.
He spoke about intermediary liability for online user comments – the Delfi jurisprudence.

The Delfi case raised a lot of discussion and is one of the first on the role of intermediaries in today’s information society. Robert Spano has been a judge at the European Court of Human Rights since November 2013. In 2015 the Council of Europe produced a video series about freedom of expression in which he featured talking about the protection of sources.

In his presentation, Judge Spano discussed the facts of the Delfi case and a similar case, MTE & Index v. Hungary, that was decided by the ECHR in 2016. After his presentation, he answered questions from the attending researchers and information law students, which led to an insightful and lively discussion about the different aspects of the two cases.












Selected publications on the Delfi case:

Selected publications on the MTE & vs. Hungary case: