The Paris Court of Appeal defines and applies a demanding standard of proof for justification of dawn raids targeting press groups (Amaury)

Dawn raids vs. the freedom of the press* Relying on what seems to be unprecedented reasoning, the President of the Paris Court of Appeals has quashed a judicial order authorizing a dawn raid against several companies belonging to Amaury, a French news group that publishes mainly sports newspapers. The most interesting aspect of this Order is that the President of the Paris Court of Appeals has defined and applied an especially demanding standard of proof for the justification of dawn raids targeting press groups. The whole Order is based on the premise that the ECHR “tip[s] the balance of competing interests in

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Eric Barbier de la Serre, The Paris Court of Appeal defines and applies a demanding standard of proof for justification of dawn raids targeting press groups (Amaury), 17 June 2010, e-Competitions June 2010, Art. N° 35694

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