Handyside v. United Kingdom
European Court of Human Rights
App. No. 5493/72 (1976)
Handyside (plaintiff) published the Little Red School Book, a reference book for children that included 26 pages of sexually related topics. The United Kingdom (defendant) banned the book for obscenity. Handyside sued, arguing that the book ban violated his rights to freedom of expression under the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms because other member states had allowed publication of the book.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning ()
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