Collateral website blocking unlawful: European Court of Human Rights orders Russia to pay €12,000 in damages
The European Court of Human Rights unanimously ruled that collateral blocking of an entire website is an extreme and disproportionate measure that violates freedom of expression and the right to an effective remedy.
Website blocking in Russia goes to the European Court of Human Rights. Access Now intervenes.
Our intervention in Kharitonov v. Russia asserts that any website blocking, throttling, or other disruption must strictly comply with human rights law.