4 New Square instructed in landmark ECtHR challenge to travels bans imposed on journalists

In Aynur Ganbarova and Others v Azerbaijan, the European Court of Human Rights will consider for the first time the lawfulness of travel bans imposed on journalists.

Can Yeginsu, Anthony 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.

More information relating to the case can be found on ARTICLE 19’s website here.

Separately, Can Yeginsu is leading Miranda Butler of Garden Court Chambers for ARTICLE 19 and thirteen other human rights organisations in an application brought against Azerbaijan in the European Court of Human Rights by Ms Ismayilova. Further details of that case can be found on PEN International’s website here.