PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Human rights – Freedom of expression. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed the claimant's appeal and granted an interim injunction restraining the defendant publisher from publishing a story regarding the claimant's extra-marital sexual affairs. Having balanced the claimant's right to privacy against the defendant's right to freedom of expression and the fact that publication would not contribute to any public debate, the court was satisfied that when the matter came to trial the claimant was likely to establish that publication would not be allowed.

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