European Court of Human Rights Has Rendered Von Hannover II judgment – More Freedom for Entertainment Press

carolineThe European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) rendered its judgment on 7 February 2012 in the Princess Caroline of Monaco II case. Just like the case that led to the first Princess Caroline judgment of 2004, this affair was also about the balance between her privacy and the freedom of the press. In the Caroline II judgment the Caroline I judgment is further elaborated on. The judges came to an unanimous ruling …read more

On BBC News about Holleeder’s lawsuit against Heineken Kidnapping movie

bbc-news-2-february-2012BBC News had an item today about the release of Willem Holleeder. The BBC report also mentions the film “the Heineken Kidnapping” and comments on the lawsuit conducted by Willem Holleeder against the film’s producer IDTV. On that matter I have been briefly interviewed as IDTV’s attorney. Please …read more

Dutch Movie Producer IDTV Wins Second Procedure About Heineken Kidnapping Movie – Claims of Kidnappers Denied

heineken_emiel1On December 1, 2011 the Amsterdam Court rendered its judgment in the second summary proceedings about the Dutch movie ‘De Heineken Ontvoering’ (The Heineken Kidnapping), starring Rutger Hauer. These proceedings were instituted against producer IDTV by two men who were involved in the kidnapping of the beer mogul, Frans Meijer and Jan Boellaard. We reported in the October 2011 newsletter on the first summary proceedings, which were instituted by Willem Holleeder (also one of the kidnappers) against the producer. In that …read more

Dutch newspaper Spits Wins Free Speech Case Against Former MP

pornobaron1Could Dutch newspaper Spits call the former Member of Parliament for the PVV James Sharpe ‘porn baron’ and ‘king of online porn’? That question was the reason for the preliminary relief proceedings which Sharpe initiated in 2011 against Spits. In two articles Spits jokingly used the above-mentioned terms, with which it referred to an affair around …read more