Lucidum intervallum: European Human Rights Court protects pro-lifer’s freedom of speech

While this should not tempt us into believing that the European Human Rights Court (ECtHR), which has a long and sad track record of turning a blind eye to the violations of the fundamental rights both of unborn children and those seeking to come to their rescue, is a benevolent and useful institution, we should nevertheless not omit mentioning a recent decision in which the Court has upheld the right to freedom of expression of a well-known German human rights defender. 

In the case of Annen vs. Germany the 5th Chamber of the Court has decided that the right of the complainant to (very appropriately!) place the mass murder of defenseless children in a context with the Nazi Holocaust outweighed the interest of two baby butchers to go on undisturbed with their business.

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