A Montenegrin journalist will find out next week if Strasbourg judges back his human rights complaint that national authorities breached his right to free expression.
The European Court of Human Rights is expected to make known its decision in the case of Koprivica v. Montenegro (no. 41158/09) on 22 November.
The applicant, Veseljko Koprivica, is a Montenegrin national who was born in 1948 and lives in Podgorica (Montenegro).
Former editor-in-chief of the Liberal, a Montenegrin weekly magazine, he complains about defamation proceedings brought against him for reporting in September 1994 that 16 Montenegrin journalists were going to be tried for incitement to war before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
The courts found against him and ordered him to pay the plaintiff (one of the 16 journalists) EUR 5,000 in damages and EUR 2,677.50 for legal costs.
He relies on Article 10 (freedom of expression).