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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

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. Lady Hale (President), Lord Reed (Deputy President), Lord Carnwath, Lord Lloyd-Jones, Lady Arden [2019] UKSC 9 Bailii, Bailii Summary European Convention on Human … Continue reading Jordan, Re for Judicial Review: SC 6 Mar 2019

Blecic v Croatia: ECHR 8 Mar 2006

The applicant alleged that her rights to respect for her home and to peaceful enjoyment of her possessions had been violated on account of the termination of her specially protected tenancy. Held: Ratione temporis, the court had had no jurisdiction to hear the case in cases where a decision given by the domestic courts after … Continue reading Blecic v Croatia: ECHR 8 Mar 2006

Secretary of State for The Home Department v Said: CA 6 May 2016

The court was asked whether the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) was right to conclude that the deportation of the respondent, AS, to Somalia would violate his rights guaranteed by article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Christopher Clarke, Sharp, Burnett LJJ [2016] EWCA Civ 442 Bailii European Convention on Human Rights … Continue reading Secretary of State for The Home Department v Said: CA 6 May 2016

Wilkinson v Kitzinger and others: FD 31 Jul 2006

The parties had gone through a ceremony of marriage in Columbia, being both women. After the relationship failed, the claimant sought a declaration that the witholding of the recognition of same-sex marriages recoginised in a foreign jurisdiction was an infringement of her human rights. Held: Such a relationship is recognised in England as a civil … Continue reading Wilkinson v Kitzinger and others: FD 31 Jul 2006