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A Welcome Acknowledgement of the Right of « Watchdogs » to Access to Stateheld Informations of Public Interest

Hélène SURREL
Professeur de droit public, Sciences Po Lyon, CEE-EDIEC

8 novembre 2016 - Cour eur. dr. h., Gde Ch., Magyar Helsinki Bizottság c. Hongrie

Based on a european and international consensus, the European Court of Human Rights lastly recognizes the right of non-governmentalorganisations to have access to Stateheld informations of public interest in order to discharge their obligations as social « watchdogs », considering that this right is inherent in freedom of expression.

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