Regina -v- Arrowsmith; 1975

References: [1975] QB 678
The defendant was charged with endeavouring to seduce a member of Her Majesty’s forces from his duty or allegiance to Her Majesty.
Held: A soldier owes allegiance to the Crown, whether he has taken the oath of allegiance or not.
Statutes: Incitement to Disaffection Act 1934
This case cites:

  • Cited – Joyce -v- Director of Public Prosecutions HL ([1946] AC 347, [1946] 1 All ER 186)
    The defendant was an American citizen but held a British passport. After the outbreak of war between Great Britain and Germany in 1939, he delivered from German territory broadcast talks in English hostile to Great Britain.
    Held: His . .

This case is cited by:

  • Appeal from – Arrowsmith -v- United Kingdom ECHR ((1978) 3 EHRR 218, 7050/75, Bailii, [1978] ECHR 7)
    (Commission) Article 9 is apt to include a belief such as pacifism. However, Miss Arrowsmith distributed leaflets to soldiers, urging them to decline service in Northern Ireland. This was dictated by her pacifist views. But the contents of the . .
  • Cited – Secretary of State for the Home Department -v- Hicks CA (Bailii, [2006] EWCA Civ 400)
    The claimant was held as a suspected terrorist by the US government in Guantanamo Bay. He had Australian citizenship but qualified also for British citizenship. He had sought that citizenship and protection. The secretary of state appealed an order . .

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