The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in the case of  Brosa v. Germany that a court-imposed injunction banning a political activist from distributing leaflets targeting a political candidate violated Article 10 of the European Convention. The Court determined that the German courts should have deemed the leaflet to be fair comment on a matter of public interest.

The Strasbourg Observers have produced a legal analysis of the case explaining the ruling and declaring it to be a victory for freedom of expression.

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