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Transparency against confidentiality

Valérie JUNOD**
Professeure associée à la Faculté des HEC de l'Université de Lausanne,
Professeure titulaire à la Faculté de droit de l'Université de Genève

3 avril 2012 - Cour eur. dr. h., Gde. Ch., Gillberg c. Suède

The European Convention on Human Rights protects freedom of expression, freedom of research and academic freedom, as well as the private sphere of research subjects and medical secrecy owed to patients. These various entitlements may be in conflict. In the Gillberg Affair, the Grand Chamber had to decide whether the balance between these rights, as set by the Swedish jurisdictions, was appropriate. It confirmed a Swedish solution that distinctly favors the right of third parties to access public documents, even though these are medical documents. For the author, the rights of scientists and research subjects are unduly compromised. A more balanced solution involving a finer weighing of the rights at issue should have been preferred.


Documents proposés :

Arrêt annoté : Cour eur. dr. h., Gde. Ch., Gillberg c. Suède, 3 avril 2012
Cour eur. dr. h., 3e section, Gillberg c. Suède, 2 novembre 2010
Cour eur. dr. h., C.C. c. Espagne, 6 octobre 2009
Cour eur. dr. h., L.L. c. France, 10 octobre 2006
Cour eur. dr. h., M.-S. c. Suède, 27 août 1997
Cour eur. dr. h., Z. c. Finlande, 25 février 1997