Singer Seeks Damages Under Article 8 of European Convention on Human Rights

Singer, and former front-man to The Jam, Paul Weller is reportedly seeking an injunction and damages in London’s High Court, on behalf of his three children.

According to reports, the singer is suing Associated Newspapers for misuse of private information, after unpixelated images of his three children, who were aged 16 and under at the time, were published within an online article in October 2012.

It has been reported that the singer is seeking damages, on behalf of his children, starting at £15,000 per child, claiming that the decision to publish the pictures was an unjustified infringement of their right to privacy.

However, Associated Newspapers have claimed that the images used within the article neither depicted anything private, nor did they fall within the scope of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which relates to respect for private a family life.

Under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, “everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence” and as human right solicitors in London, at Howe+Co, we have extensive experience in high profile cases in respect of the right to private and family life.

For those who feel they have a case relating to Article 8, our solicitors will be able to provide you with honest, impartial and tailored legal advice. To find out how we can assist you, contact us today.

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