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Accession of The European Union to the European Convention for The Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: ECJ 18 Dec 2014

ECJ (Opinion of the full court) Opinion pursuant to Article 218(11) TFEU – Draft international agreement – Accession of the European Union to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms – Compatibility of the draft agreement with the EU and FEU TreatiesHeld: ‘The agreement on the accession of the European … Continue reading Accession of The European Union to the European Convention for The Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: ECJ 18 Dec 2014

Accession Of The European Union To The European Convention For The Protection Of Human Rights And Fundamental Freedoms: ECJ 13 Jun 2014

ECJ (View Of Advocate General Kokott) Conclusion of international agreements by the European Union – Accession of the European Union to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR) – Preservation of the specific characteristics of the European Union and EU law – Maintaining the competences of the European Union … Continue reading Accession Of The European Union To The European Convention For The Protection Of Human Rights And Fundamental Freedoms: ECJ 13 Jun 2014

Fessal v Revenue and Customs (Income Tax/Corporation Tax : Human Rights): FTTTx 26 Apr 2016

FTTTx INCOME TAX – self-assessment – barrister – move from cash to true and fair basis – overpayment tax year between two underpayment tax years – tax paid twice on same profits – application of European Convention on Human Rights and Human Rights Act 1998 – held Section 29 of the Taxes Management Act 1970 … Continue reading Fessal v Revenue and Customs (Income Tax/Corporation Tax : Human Rights): FTTTx 26 Apr 2016

Seddon v Oldham MBC (Adoption : Human Rights): FD 14 Sep 2015

The court was asked: ‘(1) Do rights under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms 1950 (ECHR) survive the making of an adoption order? (2) Did the coming into force in April 2014 of s. 51A Adoption and Children Act 2002 (ACA 2002), which allows the court to make a … Continue reading Seddon v Oldham MBC (Adoption : Human Rights): FD 14 Sep 2015

Reclaiming Motion In Petition of Scott Davidson for Judicial Review of A Decision To Continue To Detain the Prisoner In Inhuman and Degrading Prison C: SCS 18 Dec 2001

A prisoner sought an order for his removal from a prison found to have a regime which breached his human rights. The Crown replied that an order could not be made under s21 of the 1947 Act. Held: The prisoner had followed through his rights to petition the governor. Had he done so and failed, … Continue reading Reclaiming Motion In Petition of Scott Davidson for Judicial Review of A Decision To Continue To Detain the Prisoner In Inhuman and Degrading Prison C: SCS 18 Dec 2001

Association For The Defence Of Human Rights In Romania-Helsinki Committee on behalf of Ionel Garcea v Romania: ECHR 24 Mar 2015

ECHR Article 34 Locus standi Standing of non-governmental organisation to lodge an application on behalf of deceased mentally-ill detainee Article 2 Article 2-1 Effective investigation Failure to conduct effective investigation into the death of mentally-ill detainee: violation Facts – The application was lodged by an NGO named the Association for the Defence of Human Rights … Continue reading Association For The Defence Of Human Rights In Romania-Helsinki Committee on behalf of Ionel Garcea v Romania: ECHR 24 Mar 2015

Petition of Andrew Scott and Scott Davidson for Judicial Review of A Decision To Continue Their Detention In Inhumane Prison Conditions: SCS 26 Oct 2001

Each applicant sought an interim order against the Scottish Minister with respect to their treatment in prison. It had been found that the conditions in Barlinnie Prison were inhumane. The Crown responded that the court had no jurisdiction to make such an order. Held: McDonald is binding on the court. An interim order could not … Continue reading Petition of Andrew Scott and Scott Davidson for Judicial Review of A Decision To Continue Their Detention In Inhumane Prison Conditions: SCS 26 Oct 2001

Youth Initiative For Human Rights v Serbia: ECHR 25 Jun 2013

Article 10-1 Freedom to receive information Refusal to allow a non-governmental organisation access to intelligence information despite a binding decision directing disclosure: violation Facts – The applicant was a non-governmental organisation which monitored the implementation of transitional laws with a view to ensuring respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law. In October … Continue reading Youth Initiative For Human Rights v Serbia: ECHR 25 Jun 2013

Child X (Residence and Contact- Rights of Media Attendance) (Rev 2): FD 14 Jul 2009

The father applied to the court to have the media excluded from the hearing into the residence and contact claims relating to his daughter. Held: It was for the party seeking such an order to justify it. In deciding whether or not to exclude the press in the welfare or privacy interests of a party … Continue reading Child X (Residence and Contact- Rights of Media Attendance) (Rev 2): FD 14 Jul 2009

Smith, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Defence and Oxfordshire Assistant Deputy Coroner (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening): SC 30 Jun 2010

The deceased soldier died of heat exhaustion whilst on active service in Iraq. It was said that he was owed a duty under human rights laws, and that any coroner’s inquest should be a fuller one to satisfy the state’s duty under Article 2. Held: The SSD’s appeal succeeded. ‘jurisdiction’ within the meaning of Article … Continue reading Smith, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Defence and Oxfordshire Assistant Deputy Coroner (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening): SC 30 Jun 2010

Regina v Immigration Officer at Prague Airport and another, ex parte European Roma Rights Centre and others: HL 9 Dec 2004

Extension oh Human Rights Beyond Borders The appellants complained that the system set up by the respondent where Home Office officers were placed in Prague airport to pre-vet applicants for asylum from Romania were dsicriminatory in that substantially more gypsies were refused entry than others, and that it was contrary to the obligations of the … Continue reading Regina v Immigration Officer at Prague Airport and another, ex parte European Roma Rights Centre and others: HL 9 Dec 2004

Ruiz Zambrano (European Citizenship): ECJ 30 Sep 2010

ECJ Opinion – Articles 18, 20 and 21 TFEU – Fundamental rights as general principles of European Union law – Article 7 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union – European citizenship – Unemployment benefits – Child with the nationality of a Member State – Right of residence of parents who are … Continue reading Ruiz Zambrano (European Citizenship): ECJ 30 Sep 2010

European Air Transport v College d’Environnement de la Region de Bruxelles-Capitale: ECJ 17 Feb 2011

ECJ (Opinion) Air transport – Directive 2002/30/EC – Definition of ‘operating restrictions’ – Noise limits at source which must be observed when overflying built-up areas near an airport – Possibility of adopting national rules based on noise levels measured on the ground – Relationship with Directive 2002/49/EC – Convention on International Civil Aviation – Fundamental … Continue reading European Air Transport v College d’Environnement de la Region de Bruxelles-Capitale: ECJ 17 Feb 2011

Re E (A Child); E v Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and Another (Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and others intervening): HL 12 Nov 2008

(Northern Ireland) Children had been taken to school in the face of vehement protests from Loyalists. The parents complained that the police had failed to protect them properly, since the behaviour was so bad as to amount to inhuman or degrading . .

Warsama and Another v The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Others (Bill of Rights 1689 – Constitution – Parliament – Separation of Powers – Child Abuse): QBD 15 Jun 2018

Bill of Rights 1689 – Constitution – Parliament – Parliamentary Privilege – Separation of Powers – Immunity – Jurisdiction of Court – Human Rights – Public Authority – Child Abuse – Inquiry Report – Motion for an Unopposed Return – ECHR Art 8 – ECHR . .

Brooks, Regina (on The Application of) v The Independent Adjudicator and Another: CA 28 Oct 2016

Appeal by the Secretary of State from an order declaring that the detention of the claimant for a period of 11 days following the expiry of the custodial element of a sentence imposed upon him in the Crown Court was a breach of his rights protected by Article 5(1) of European Convention on Human Rights … Continue reading Brooks, Regina (on The Application of) v The Independent Adjudicator and Another: CA 28 Oct 2016

Vinter, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for The Home Department and Others: Admn 19 May 2016

The claimant prisoners said that section 269(4) of the 2003 Act was incompatible with their Article 3 rights. Supperstone J [2016] EWHC 1635 (Admin) Bailii Criminal Justice Act 2003 269(4), European Convention on Human Rights 3 England and Wales Criminal Sentencing, Human Rights Updated: 24 January 2022; Ref: scu.570532

Malik v Trump: QBD 28 Jul 2016

The claimant alleged negligence in the defendant US presidential candidate in that his election statements were said to have caused loss to the Muslim community in London. He now sought permission to serve out of the jurisdiction. Master McLoud [2016] EWHC 2011 (QB) Bailii European Convention on Human Rights 9 14 England and Wales Human … Continue reading Malik v Trump: QBD 28 Jul 2016

Euro Wines (C and C) Ltd v Revenue and Customs: UTTC 4 Aug 2016

UTTC EXCISE DUTY – penalty for handling goods subject to unpaid excise duty – FA 2008, Sch 41, para 4(1) – whether penalty assessment is a ‘criminal charge’ for the purpose of Article 6, European Convention on Human Rights – whether reverse burden of proof in s 154 CEMA is incompatible with the presumption of … Continue reading Euro Wines (C and C) Ltd v Revenue and Customs: UTTC 4 Aug 2016

A Council v M and Others (Judgment 3: Reporting Restrictions): FD 20 Jul 2012

Applications were made for the protection of the identity of children and family members ahead of care and criminal proceedings. The order was resisted by several news organisations. Held: a conclusion that the Art 8 rights of individuals should prevail over the Art 10 rights of the public so as to restrict the reporting of … Continue reading A Council v M and Others (Judgment 3: Reporting Restrictions): FD 20 Jul 2012

Lustig-Prean and Beckett v The United Kingdom: ECHR 27 Sep 1999

Hudoc Judgment (Merits and just satisfaction) Violation of Art. 8; No separate issue under Art. 14+8; Just satisfaction reserved Hudoc Judgment (Just satisfaction) Non-pecuniary damage – financial award; Pecuniary damage – financial award; Costs and expenses partial award – domestic proceedings; Costs and expenses partial award – Convention proceedingsIntrusive questioning into the lives of members … Continue reading Lustig-Prean and Beckett v The United Kingdom: ECHR 27 Sep 1999

Chundawadra v Immigration Appeal Tribunal: CA 1988

Ratification of the European Convention on Human Rights did not create a justiciable legitimate expectation that the Convention’s provisions would be complied with. Slade LJ said there was no evidence of ‘any relevant express promise or regular practice on the part of the Secretary of State. In default of such promise or practice, however, I … Continue reading Chundawadra v Immigration Appeal Tribunal: CA 1988

Amin, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: HL 16 Oct 2003

Prisoner’s death – need for full public enquiry The deceased had been a young Asian prisoner. He was placed in a cell overnight with a prisoner known to be racist, extremely violent and mentally unstable. He was killed. The family sought an inquiry into the death. Held: There had been a police investigation and trial … Continue reading Amin, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: HL 16 Oct 2003

Ashingdane v The United Kingdom: ECHR 28 May 1985

The right of access to the courts is not absolute but may be subject to limitations. These are permitted by implication since the right of access ‘by its very nature calls for regulation by the State, regulation which may vary in time and place according to the needs and resources of the community and of … Continue reading Ashingdane v The United Kingdom: ECHR 28 May 1985

Tyrrell v HM Senior Coroner County Durham and Darlington and Another: Admn 26 Jul 2016

The court was aked what article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights requires of a coroner when a serving prisoner dies of natural causes. Held: The reuest for judicial review failed. Mr Tyrrell’s death was, from the outset, one which was clearly from natural causes. The cause of death was established and then … Continue reading Tyrrell v HM Senior Coroner County Durham and Darlington and Another: Admn 26 Jul 2016

In re Deep Vein Thrombosis and Air Travel Group Litigation: QBD 20 Dec 2002

The claimants claimed to have suffered deep vein thrombosis having been sat in cramped conditions for long periods whilst travelling by air. They sought compensation, saying that the failure by the airlines to warn them and take steps to minimise the dangers was culpable. Under the Convention they had to establish that the injuries constituted … Continue reading In re Deep Vein Thrombosis and Air Travel Group Litigation: QBD 20 Dec 2002

Regina v S (Trade Mark Defence) (Roger Sliney v London Borough of Havering): CACD 20 Nov 2002

The defendant alleged that the offence of which had been convicted, under the 1994 Act, infringed his rights under article 6.2 in reversing the burden of proof. Held: The principle that the duty of proof lay on the prosecution was subject to statutory exceptions. To place a legal (persuasive) burden of proof on the defendant … Continue reading Regina v S (Trade Mark Defence) (Roger Sliney v London Borough of Havering): CACD 20 Nov 2002

Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka AS v Nomura International plc and Others: QBD 9 Dec 2002

The parties were in a substantial dispute. The respondents sought the hearing of the action in England, citing the greater experience in commercial litigation, and procedures better suited to such litigation. They also argued that the long delay likely in the Czech Republic would deny their right to a speedy trial. Held: The Czech Republic … Continue reading Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka AS v Nomura International plc and Others: QBD 9 Dec 2002

Gurung, Pun and Thapa v Ministry of Defence: QBD 27 Nov 2002

The applicants were British Nepalese soldiers who had been imprisoned by the Japanese in the second world war. They challenged the decision of the respondent in November 2000 to exclude them from a compensation scheme, but to allow other British nationals from India who had also been imprisoned. Held: The decision to exclude them was … Continue reading Gurung, Pun and Thapa v Ministry of Defence: QBD 27 Nov 2002

NA (Pakistan) v Secretary of State for The Home Department and Others: CA 29 Jun 2016

Four appeals, each of which raises the question whether a foreign criminal is entitled to resist deportation by reliance upon Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Jackson, Sharp, Sales LJJ [2016] EWCA Civ 662 Bailii European Convention on Human Rights 8 England and Wales Immigration, Human Rights Updated: 19 January 2022; Ref: … Continue reading NA (Pakistan) v Secretary of State for The Home Department and Others: CA 29 Jun 2016

Osborn v The Parole Board: SC 9 Oct 2013

Three prisoners raised questions as to the circumstances in which the Parole Board is required to hold an oral hearing before making an adverse decision. One of the appeals (Osborn) concerned a determinate sentence prisoner who was released on licence but then recalled to custody. The other appeals (Booth and Reilly) were indeterminate sentence prisoners … Continue reading Osborn v The Parole Board: SC 9 Oct 2013

Roberts v Parole Board: HL 7 Jul 2005

Balancing Rights of Prisoner and Society The appellant had been convicted of the murder of three police officers in 1966. His tariff of thirty years had now long expired. He complained that material put before the Parole Board reviewing has case had not been disclosed to him. Held: The appeal failed (by a majority). The … Continue reading Roberts v Parole Board: HL 7 Jul 2005

Ismail, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for The Home Department: SC 6 Jul 2016

The claimant ha been involved in the management of a company operating a ferry in Egypt. The claimant had been acquitted in Egypt of criminal liability, but then convicted in his absence on appeal, after submissions made on his behalf were discounted because of his absence. After sentence to imprisonment, the Egyptian court requested the … Continue reading Ismail, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for The Home Department: SC 6 Jul 2016

Jordan, Re Application for Judicial Review: QBNI 4 Sep 2001

An application was made for the production of documents by the police to support representations to be made on behalf of the family of the deceased to the coroner. The police requested but were refused undertakings as to their use. Kerr J [2001] NIQB 32 Bailii European Convention on Human Rights 2 Northern Ireland Citing: … Continue reading Jordan, Re Application for Judicial Review: QBNI 4 Sep 2001

Hamat (Article 9 – freedom of religion): UTIAC 6 Jun 2016

Article 9 – Freedom of Religion : Afghanistan (i) Article 9 – the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion – is a distinctive feature of the Human Rights Act to be considered separately from Article 8 when it applies. (ii) Article 9 permits the same structured approach to the assessment of an Article … Continue reading Hamat (Article 9 – freedom of religion): UTIAC 6 Jun 2016

Treebhawon and Others (Section 117B): UTIAC 19 Nov 2015

UTIAC (i) Section 117B (6) is a reflection of the distinction which Parliament has chosen to make between persons who are, and who are not, liable to deportation. In any case where the conditions enshrined in section 117B(6) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 are satisfied, the section 117B(6) public interest prevails over … Continue reading Treebhawon and Others (Section 117B): UTIAC 19 Nov 2015

London Borough of Wandsworth v Vining and Others (Unfair Dismissal: Exclusions Including Worker/Jurisdiction): EAT 18 Dec 2015

REDUNDANCY – Collective consultation and information HUMAN RIGHTS The Court of Appeal in Redbridge London Borough Council v Dhinsa and McKinnon [2014] ICR 834 held that the Council’s Parks Constables were in service as a ‘member of a constabulary maintained by virtue of an enactment’ within the meaning of Employment Rights Act 1996 section 200(2) … Continue reading London Borough of Wandsworth v Vining and Others (Unfair Dismissal: Exclusions Including Worker/Jurisdiction): EAT 18 Dec 2015

AT and Another (Article 8 ECHR – Child Refugee – Family Reunification : Eritrea): UTIAC 24 Mar 2016

UTIAC While the Immigration Rules make no provision for family reunification in the United Kingdom in the case of a child who has been granted asylum, a refusal to permit the family members of such child to enter and remain in the United Kingdom may constitute a disproportionate breach of the right to respect for … Continue reading AT and Another (Article 8 ECHR – Child Refugee – Family Reunification : Eritrea): UTIAC 24 Mar 2016

Jordan, Re for Judicial Review: SC 6 Mar 2019

(Northern Ireland) The deceased had been shot by a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary in 1992. There had been inquests in 1995 and 2012, but proceedings were again brought alleging delay. The Court of Appeal had ordered a further stay of proceedings until conclusion of the inquest. The inquest had now been completed with … Continue reading Jordan, Re for Judicial Review: SC 6 Mar 2019

Airey v Ireland: ECHR 9 Oct 1979

Family law proceedings such as judicial separation do give rise to civil rights. In complex cases article 6 might require some provision for legal assistance, the precise form being a matter for the member state. The Court reiterated the importance of the right of access to a court, having regard to the prominent place held … Continue reading Airey v Ireland: ECHR 9 Oct 1979

In re McKerr (Northern Ireland): HL 11 Mar 2004

The deceased had been shot by soldiers of the British Army whilst in a car in Northern Ireland. The car was alleged to have ‘run’ a checkpoint. The claimants said the investigation, now 20 years ago, had been inadequate. The claim was brought under human rights law, but predated by many years the incorporation of … Continue reading In re McKerr (Northern Ireland): HL 11 Mar 2004

McCaughey and Another, Re Application forJudicial Review: SC 18 May 2011

The claimants sought a fuller inquest into deaths at the hands of the British Army in 1990 in Northern Ireland. On opening the inquest, the coroner had declined to undertake to hold a hearing compliant with article 2, and it had not made progress. The applicants believed this would require a further investigation of the … Continue reading McCaughey and Another, Re Application forJudicial Review: SC 18 May 2011

McCann and Others v The United Kingdom: ECHR 6 Oct 1995

Wrong assumptions made by police officers in the killing of terrorists amounted to a human rights breach, despite the existence of danger to the public of an imminent attack. Article 2(1) is ‘one of the most fundamental provisions in the Convention’. It would have been incumbent on the state to conduct a ‘thorough, impartial and … Continue reading McCann and Others v The United Kingdom: ECHR 6 Oct 1995

Regina (Nadarajah) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Abdi v Secretary of State for the Home Department: CA 22 Nov 2005

The asylum applicant challenged a certificate given by the respondent that the claim for asylum was manifestly ill-founded. The respondent had made a mistake in applying the appropriate policy, but had sought to correct the error. The claimants asserted that a legitimate expectation had been created. Held: The abiding principle which underpins the legitimate expectation … Continue reading Regina (Nadarajah) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Abdi v Secretary of State for the Home Department: CA 22 Nov 2005

Finucane v The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: CANI 21 Feb 2017

The appellant seeks to vary the order made by Stephens J whereby he refused to order the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to hold a public inquiry into the murder of the husband of the appellant Patrick Finucane (”PF”) and the respondent seeks to vary the limited declaration made in relation to the State’s … Continue reading Finucane v The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland: CANI 21 Feb 2017