28.06.2022 - 11:19
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has found Spain guilty of breaching some Catalan pro-referendum judges’ right to privacy when, in March 2014, Spanish newspaper ‘La Razón’ published their ID pictures in an article naming the magistrates who had signed a manifesto in favor of a vote on independence in Catalonia.
The case, which dates back to a few months before the non-binding November 2014 independence vote, concerns both the compiling of police reports on judges who were favorable to a referendum, as well as the leaking of their personal information to the press.
— ECHR CEDH (@ECHR_CEDH) June 28, 2022
The court unanimously ruled on Tuesday morning that “the mere existence of the police reports, which had not been compiled in accordance with any law” contravenes Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, that is to say, the right to respect for private and family life.