Karin N. Calvo-Goller has lost her court case, in which she claimed a bad book review from Joseph H.H. Weiler (editor of the European Journal of International Law) constituted criminal libel. The French court determined “the Review of her book does not contain words damaging her honor or her reputation, and only expresses, what is more, in moderate terms, a scientific opinion . . . without ever exceeding the limits of free criticism to which all authors of intellectual works expose themselves.”
Further, she was required to pay €8,000 to Mr. Weiler for pursuing an improper claim.