ECHR: information on management of stray dogs by public authorities are of general interest and should be freely accessible

Today, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has given a judgment regarding Bulgarian stray dogs and the right to acccess to information of Animal Welfare NGOs. It concludes that information on how a municipality is managing stray dogs is of "public interest" and therefore NGOs should have access to it. 

The Court concludes to the violation by Bulgaria of Article 10 (freedom of expression) and Article 13 (Right to an effective remedy) of the European Convention of Human Rights. The State of Bulgaria will have to cover the applicant's justice fees and also to pay a remedy of 5,000€.

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