Global Freedom of Expression

Landmark ECtHR challenge to travels bans imposed on journalists

ARTICLE 19 has filed a third-party intervention submission before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in the case Ganbarova and Others v Azerbaijan, where the Court will consider for the first time the lawfulness of travel bans imposed on journalists.

Can YeginsuAnthony Jones, and Diarmuid Laffan of 4 New Square have been instructed to represent ARTICLE 19, a leading human rights organisation with a specific mandate and focus on the defence and promotion of free expression, in the proceedings brought by four Azerbaijani journalists, including Khadija Ismayilova, recipient of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

The intervention is available below and more information on the case is available from ARTICLE 19.


Can Yeginsu

Barrister, 4 New Square Chambers, UK