AMC and another v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Human rights – Rights to respect for private and family life. The applicants, a professional sportsman and his wife, applied to restrain publication by the respondent newspaper of details of an affair that he had been engaged in before his marriage in circumstances where an amount of information was already in the public domain. The Queen's Bench Division granted a temporary injunction pending a full hearing. The applicants' rights under art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights had been engaged and the proposed interference with those rights, in exercise of the respondent's rights under art 10 of the Convention, was not proportionate to the intended aim.

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