NowBalen case will go to the Lords

The Jewish Chronicle - - News -

A LON­DON so­lic­i­tor is to take his cam­paign for the BBC to re­lease a re­port into its Is­rael cov­er­age to the high­est court in the coun­try.

For three years, the cor­po­ra­tion has suc­cess­fully re­sisted at­tempts by Steven Sugar to ob­tain a copy of the 2004 Balen Re­port un­der the Free­dom of In­for­ma­tion Act.

But this week, Mr Sugar said that the House of Lords has agreed to hear an ap­peal against pre­vi­ous court de­ci­sions that were in favour of the BBC.

“In agree­ing to hear the case, the House of Lords clearly thinks the case is wor­thy of ar­gu­ment at the high­est UK level,” he said.

But if his ef­fort failed there, he said, he had “ev­ery in­ten­tion of go­ing to the Euro­pean Court of Hu­man Rights.”

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