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Limonov v. Russia and the Protection of Political Criticism Under the ECHR

In its final judgment in the case Savenko (Limonov) v. Russia (Application no. 29088/08), delivered this week, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) continues to elaborate its jurisprudence on the boundaries of the freedom of expression in the context of political criticism. The ECtHR found that Russian courts violated Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) because they...

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