Judgment concerning France

Delivery of the Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Sanchez v. France
15/05/23

In the case of Sanchez v. France the Court held that there had been no violation of the freedom of expression.

The case concerned the criminal conviction of the applicant, at the time a local councillor who was standing for election to Parliament, for incitement to hatred or violence against a group of people or an individual on the grounds of their membership of a specific religion, following his failure to take prompt action in deleting comments posted by others on the wall of his Facebook account.

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