The European Court of Human Rights dismissed on Tuesday a case brought by former world motorsport chief Max Mosley, who sought to impose press curbs after he was was embroiled in a sex scandal.
He took the case to the Strasbourg-based court arguing that British law had failed to protect his private life and sought a change in the law that would force newspapers to warn people before exposing their private lives.
The seven judges said in a statement they had found no violation of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which protects private and family life.
Mosley, 70, had already won a case in a British court against the News of the World tabloid that published a front page story entitled "F1 boss has sick Nazi orgy with 5 hookers."
But he argued that he remained a victim of a violation by the UK of his right to privacy, as the 60,000 pound (69,000 euros) damages he received in his action against the paper was unable to restore his privacy to him after million of people has seen the embarrassing report.© ANP/AFP