On February 7th, the Grand Chamber of the ECtHR heard the case Stoll v. Switzerland. The applicant, a Swiss national and journalist, alleges that his freedom of expression was violated by Switzerland. Mr. Stoll took possession of a confidential document written by a Swiss diplomat and published extracts of the document as well as articles highly critical of the Swiss diplomatâ€™s conduct. He was subsequently sentenced under the Swiss Criminal Code for publishing â€œofficial confidential deliberationsâ€. For more details see here.