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Clarke v Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions and Another: QBD 9 Oct 2001

When assessing whether a gypsy should be granted planning permission to park his caravan on a site, the authority could not take into account the fact that he had earlier refused an offer of permanent housing, where acceptance of that offer would have been contrary to the applicant’s traditional way of life. The appellant and … Continue reading Clarke v Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions and Another: QBD 9 Oct 2001

Guimon v France: ECHR 11 Apr 2019

ECHR Judgment : No Article 8 – Right to respect for private and family life : Fifth Section Citations: 48798/14, [2019] ECHR 291 Links: Bailii Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights Jurisdiction: Human Rights Human Rights Updated: 28 June 2022; Ref: scu.636054

Massey v United Kingdom: ECHR 16 Nov 2004

The claimant had been accused of indecent assault. The criminal proceedings continued for just under five years. Held: The case was not particularly complex, and the consequences for the claimant were severe. There was no complex forensic evidence, and the issues were in substance as to the credibility of three witnesses some many years after … Continue reading Massey v United Kingdom: ECHR 16 Nov 2004

King v United Kingdom: ECHR 16 Nov 2004

The claimant had been subject to tax penalty proceedings. They continued for more than 14 years. Held: The length of the proceedings exceeded the time properly to be allowed, and infringed his right to a fair trial. Though the taxpayer himself had contributed to the delay with unmeritorious appeals, the state’s delay was excessive. Citations: … Continue reading King v United Kingdom: ECHR 16 Nov 2004

Ahmed and Qureshi v Regina: CACD 28 Oct 2004

The defendants appealed confiscation orders saying that the court had taken account of their interests in the matrimonial home, and that this would prejudice the interest of others. Held: Before the amendment to the section, the court had retained a discretion as to whther or not to include the value of a matrimonial home in … Continue reading Ahmed and Qureshi v Regina: CACD 28 Oct 2004

Bennett v Officers A and B and Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis: CA 2 Nov 2004

Police Officers had been involved in a shooting in which a man died. They were granted anonymity before the coroner’s court, on evidence suggesting they might be at risk. The family of the deceased appealed. Held: The coroner misdirected herself in respect of the threshold of risk test by allowing for ‘a reasonable chance’ of … Continue reading Bennett v Officers A and B and Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis: CA 2 Nov 2004

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v M: CA 15 Oct 2004

M had challenged the Child Support Regulations saying that they discriminated against her. She was the liable parent, and in a monogomoud lesbian relationship. As such she said that she was treated worse than she would have been since the Regulations did not that her relationship as constituting a family. The Secretary of State appealed … Continue reading Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v M: CA 15 Oct 2004

Schuler-Zgraggen v Switzerland (Article 50): ECHR 31 Jan 1995

Citations: [1995] ECHR 2, 14518/89 Links: Worldlii, Bailii Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights Jurisdiction: Human Rights Cited by: Cited – Belhaj and Another v Straw and Others SC 17-Jan-2017 The claimant alleged complicity by the defendant, (now former) Foreign Secretary, in his mistreatment by the US while held in Libya. He also alleged involvement … Continue reading Schuler-Zgraggen v Switzerland (Article 50): ECHR 31 Jan 1995

I, Regina (On the Application of) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court and Another: Admn 28 Aug 2008

The court considered the compatibility of section 41 with the suspect’s article 5 Human Rights insofar as it failed to provide a mechanism for a suspect to challenge his detention and be released on conditions of bail. Held: No arguable case had been made out. Judges: Collins J Citations: [2008] EWHC 2146 (Admin) Links: Bailii … Continue reading I, Regina (On the Application of) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court and Another: Admn 28 Aug 2008

Bezanic And Baskarad v Croatia: ECHR 19 May 2022

ECHR Judgment : No Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 – Protection of property : First Section Citations: 16140/15, [2022] ECHR 378 Links: Bailii Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights Jurisdiction: Human Rights Human Rights Updated: 23 June 2022; Ref: scu.677860

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Hindawi and Headley: CA 13 Oct 2004

The applicant was a foreign national serving a long-term prison sentence. He complained that UK nationals would have had their case referred to the parole board before his. Held: The right to be referred to the parole board was a statutory right, which was not the same as an article 3 right to liberty and … Continue reading Secretary of State for the Home Department v Hindawi and Headley: CA 13 Oct 2004

Morris, Regina (on the Application of) v Westminster City Council and Another: Admn 7 Oct 2004

The applicant questioned the compatibility of s185 of the 1996 Act with Human Rights law. The family sought emergency housing. The child of the family, found to be in priority housing need, was subject also to immigration control. Though the matter had been settled the court was invited to pursue the decision. Held: The Act … Continue reading Morris, Regina (on the Application of) v Westminster City Council and Another: Admn 7 Oct 2004

The First Secretary of State, Grant Doe, Gregory Yates, Paul Eames v Chichester District Council: CA 29 Sep 2004

The appellants challenged a decision to grant planning consent for a private gipsy with mobile homes. The issue was whether the council in refusing permission and in issuing enforcement proceedings, had infringed the applicants human rights. The planning guidance required authorities to provide sites, but against other planning priorities. The Inspector had found little planning … Continue reading The First Secretary of State, Grant Doe, Gregory Yates, Paul Eames v Chichester District Council: CA 29 Sep 2004

Ganci v Italie: ECHR 30 Oct 2003

The applicant was serving two life sentences for Mafia related activities. He challenged nine decrees issued by the Minister of Justice under which he was held under a special prison regime for a period of four years. His case related to delays by the courts in dealing with his challenge. The Court said: ‘the applicant … Continue reading Ganci v Italie: ECHR 30 Oct 2003

Mouisel v France: ECHR 14 Nov 2002

The applicant had been sentenced to 50 years’ imprisonment for several offences. He had leukemia and was to receive chemotherapy in hospital. He complained of the conditions to which he was subjected during the hospital visits, including the behaviour of the guards, and the fact that he had been chained to the hospital bed. Medical … Continue reading Mouisel v France: ECHR 14 Nov 2002

Metropolitan Church Of Bessarabia And Others v Moldova: ECHR 13 Dec 2001

‘in principle, the right to freedom of religion as understood in the Convention rules out any appreciation by the state of the legitimacy of religious beliefs or of the manner in which these are expressed’ Citations: 45701/99, (2002) 35 EHRR 306, [2001] ECHR 860 Links: Worldlii, Bailii Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights 9 Jurisdiction: … Continue reading Metropolitan Church Of Bessarabia And Others v Moldova: ECHR 13 Dec 2001

Pham v Secretary of State for The Home Department: SC 25 Mar 2015

The court was asked: ‘whether the Secretary of State was precluded under the British Nationality Act 1981 from making an order depriving the appellant of British citizenship because to do so would render him stateless. This turns on whether (within the meaning of article 1(1) of the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless … Continue reading Pham v Secretary of State for The Home Department: SC 25 Mar 2015

Fonseca Carreira v Portugal: ECHR 14 Jun 2001

‘The Court notes that the Convention institutions have consistently taken the view that Article 6.1 does not apply to proceedings for interim relief. The purpose of such proceedings is to deal with a temporary state of affairs pending the outcome of the main proceedings; consequently they do not result in a determination of civil rights … Continue reading Fonseca Carreira v Portugal: ECHR 14 Jun 2001

Affaire Radio France et autres v France: ECHR 30 Mar 2004

A person’s right to protect his/her reputation is among the rights guaranteed by ECHR Article 8 as an element of the right to respect for private life. Citations: 53984/00, [2007] ECHR 127, (2005) 40 EHRR 29 Links: Worldlii, Bailii Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights 8 Cited by: Cited – Greene v Associated Newspapers Ltd … Continue reading Affaire Radio France et autres v France: ECHR 30 Mar 2004

Alabaster v Barclays Bank Plc and Another: CA 3 May 2005

The claimant sought increased maternity pay. Before beginning her maternity leave she had been awarded a pay increase, but it was not backdated so as to affect the period upon which the calculation of her average pay was based. The court made a detailed comparison of the regimes for protection under the Employment Rights Act … Continue reading Alabaster v Barclays Bank Plc and Another: CA 3 May 2005

L.F v Hungary: ECHR 19 May 2022

ECHR Judgment : Article 8 – Right to respect for private and family life : First Section Citations: 621/14, [2022] ECHR 381 Links: Bailii Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights Jurisdiction: Human Rights Human Rights Updated: 18 June 2022; Ref: scu.677872

E.A And Others v Italy: ECHR 5 May 2022

ECHR Judgment : Article 2 – Right to life : First Section Committee Citations: 14385/18, [2022] ECHR 356 Links: Bailii Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights Jurisdiction: Human Rights Human Rights Updated: 18 June 2022; Ref: scu.677866

Anguelova v Bulgaria: ECHR 13 Jun 2002

A youth had died in police custody a few hours after being arrested for attempted theft. Held: The court considered the investigation required: ‘There must be a sufficient element of public scrutiny of the investigation or its results to secure accountability in practice as well as in theory, maintain public confidence in the authorities’ adherence … Continue reading Anguelova v Bulgaria: ECHR 13 Jun 2002

The United States of America v Nolan: SC 21 Oct 2015

Mrs Nolan had been employed at a US airbase. When it closed, and she was made redundant, she complained that the appellant had not consulted properly on the redundancies. The US denied that it had responsibility to consult, and now appealed. Held: The appeal failed (Lord Carnworth dissenting). That the exact situation might not have … Continue reading The United States of America v Nolan: SC 21 Oct 2015

Johnson, Regina (on The Application of) v The Secretary of State for The Home Department: Admn 17 Jul 2014

The court was asked whether the Claimant’s proposed deportation to Jamaica, following his conviction and imprisonment for a very serious criminal offence, involves a violation of article 14 in conjunction with article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (‘ECHR’), contrary to the Human Rights Act 1998 (‘the Human Rights Act’). The discrimination is … Continue reading Johnson, Regina (on The Application of) v The Secretary of State for The Home Department: Admn 17 Jul 2014

Big Brother Watch And Others v The United Kingdom: ECHR 7 Jan 2014

Article 8-1 Respect for private life Indiscriminate capture and sharing of vast quantities of communication data by state security services: communicated The applicants are three non-governmental organisations based in London and an academic based in Berlin, all of whom work internationally in the fields of privacy and freedom of expression. Their applications to the Court … Continue reading Big Brother Watch And Others v The United Kingdom: ECHR 7 Jan 2014

Kemmache v France (Nos. 1 And 2) (Article 50): ECHR 2 Nov 1993

ECHR Judgment (Just Satisfaction) – Pecuniary damage – claim rejected; Non-pecuniary damage – financial award; Costs and expenses partial award – domestic proceedings; Costs and expenses partial award – Convention proceedings. Citations: 12325/86, 14992/89 Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights Jurisdiction: Human Rights Human Rights Updated: 17 June 2022; Ref: scu.227240

B v The United Kingdom; P v The United Kingdom: ECHR 24 Apr 2001

The procedures in English law which provided for privacy for proceedings involving children did not in general infringe the human right to family life, nor the right to a public hearing. Where relatives more distant than immediate parties were affected, the rules allowed application for their admission to the proceedings, and leave could also be … Continue reading B v The United Kingdom; P v The United Kingdom: ECHR 24 Apr 2001

Hirvisaari v Finland: ECHR 27 Sep 2001

Article 6 guarantees a duty to provide adequate reasons for an authority’s decision. It is only by giving a reasoned decision that there can be public scrutiny of the administration of justice. Citations: 49684/99, (2004) 38 EHRR 7, [2001] ECHR 559 Links: Bailii Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights 6 Jurisdiction: Human Rights Cited by: … Continue reading Hirvisaari v Finland: ECHR 27 Sep 2001

Al-Waheed v Ministry of Defence: SC 17 Jan 2017

‘These two appeals arise out of actions for damages brought against the United Kingdom government by detainees, alleging unlawful detention and maltreatment by British forces. They are two of several hundred actions in which similar claims are made. In both cases, the claim is based in part on article 5(1) of the European Convention on … Continue reading Al-Waheed v Ministry of Defence: SC 17 Jan 2017

Al-Saadoon and Others v Secretary of State for Defence: Admn 26 Jun 2015

Reasons for orders following a case management hearing to review whether there are steps which the court should now be taking to procure compliance by the Secretary of State for Defence with the duty of the UK under articles 2 and 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the ‘Convention’), incorporated into English law … Continue reading Al-Saadoon and Others v Secretary of State for Defence: Admn 26 Jun 2015

Cudak v Lithuania: ECHR 23 Mar 2010

Grand Chamber – The applicant alleged that there had been a violation of her right of access to a court, as guaranteed by Article 6-1 of the Convention.The applicant was a secretary and switchboard operator employed in the Polish embassy in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Supreme Court of Lithuania’s decision was based on the Strasbourg court’s … Continue reading Cudak v Lithuania: ECHR 23 Mar 2010

N v Secretary of State for the Home Department: HL 5 May 2005

The applicant had sought asylum here, but her application was rejected. She was suffering advanced HIV/AIDS. With continued proper treatment she would survive several years. If returned to Uganda she would not receive that treatment and would not survice as long. Held: The issue was not as to her mistreatment in Uganda, but as to … Continue reading N v Secretary of State for the Home Department: HL 5 May 2005

Kurt v Turkey: ECHR 25 May 1998

The court referred to ‘the fundamental importance of the guarantees contained in Article 5 for securing the right of individuals in a democracy to be free from arbitrary detention at the hands of the authorities’ and to the need to interpret narrowly any exception to ‘a most basic guarantee of individual freedom.’ Enforced disappearance is … Continue reading Kurt v Turkey: ECHR 25 May 1998

Zografos And Others v Greece: ECHR 19 May 2022

ECHR Judgment : Article 3 – Prohibition of torture : First Section Committee Citations: 29744/13, [2022] ECHR 385 Links: Bailii Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights Jurisdiction: Human Rights Human Rights Updated: 14 June 2022; Ref: scu.677891

HP And Others v Croatia: ECHR 19 May 2022

ECHR Judgment : Article 8 – Right to respect for private and family life : First Section Committee Citations: 58282/19, [2022] ECHR 384 Links: Bailii Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights Jurisdiction: Human Rights Human Rights Updated: 14 June 2022; Ref: scu.677870

Khan v Royal Air Force Summary Appeal Court: Admn 7 Oct 2004

The defendant claimed that he had gone absent without leave from the RAF as a conscientous objector. Held: The defendant had not demonstrated by complaint to the RAF that he did object to service in Iraq. In some circumstances where there was no procedure to make his objection known, the failure to do so might … Continue reading Khan v Royal Air Force Summary Appeal Court: Admn 7 Oct 2004

Gascoyne v Customs and Excise and Another: CA 28 Jul 2004

The Commissioners had found what they considered to be an excess of dutiable goods brought into the country by the tax payer, and had forfeited the car. The court considered the effect of the Gora case. Held: The difficult statements in Gora were obiter. In a case where the deeming provisions under paragraph 5 are … Continue reading Gascoyne v Customs and Excise and Another: CA 28 Jul 2004

Blecic v Croatia: ECHR 29 Jul 2004

The applicant had for many years before 1992 had a protected tenancy of a publicly-owned flat in Zadar. Under Croatian law a specially-protected tenancy might be terminated if the tenant ceased to occupy the flat for a continuous period of six months, but not if the tenant’s failure was attributable to medical treatment, military service … Continue reading Blecic v Croatia: ECHR 29 Jul 2004

McVeigh, O’Neill and Evans v United Kingdom: ECHR 1981

(Commission) The Commission was asked whether the retention of fingerprints or samples amounts to an interference with the right to respect for private life. Held: A distinction was made between the taking of fingerprints, photographs and records, and their retention. As to retention: ‘it is open to question whether the retention of fingerprints, photographs and … Continue reading McVeigh, O’Neill and Evans v United Kingdom: ECHR 1981

Government of the United States of America v Barnette and Montgomery (No 2): HL 22 Jul 2004

The applicant sought to resist orders for the return to the US of what were alleged to be the proceeds (direct or indirect) of a fraud committed there. She had been in contempt of the court in the US and was a fugitive here. She complained that the US court had refused to allow her … Continue reading Government of the United States of America v Barnette and Montgomery (No 2): HL 22 Jul 2004

Pla and Puncernau v Andorra: ECHR 13 Jul 2004

A will made by a widow in 1939, left certain property to her son Francesc-Xavier, as tenant for life, with a stipulation that he was to leave this inheritance to a son or grandson of a lawful and canonical marriage, failing which the estate was to pass to the children and grandchildren of the testatrix’s … Continue reading Pla and Puncernau v Andorra: ECHR 13 Jul 2004

Broniowski v Poland: ECHR 22 Jun 2004

Hudoc Judgment (Merits and just satisfaction) Preliminary objection dismissed (non-exhaustion of domestic remedies) ; Violation of P1-1 ; Just satisfaction reserved ; Costs and expenses partial award – Convention proceedingsGrand Chamber – the principle of lawfulness inherent in A1P1 ‘presupposes that the applicable provisions of domestic law are sufficiently accessible, precise and foreseeable in their … Continue reading Broniowski v Poland: ECHR 22 Jun 2004

(Un-named): SSCS 1 Oct 2003

The mother had challenged payments required of her by way of child support. The Secretary of State now appealed. Held: The appeal was rejected: ‘a gay relationship can be a family for the purpose of [A]rticle 8’. There was no reason, in the context of child support legislation, to distinguish between families according to the … Continue reading (Un-named): SSCS 1 Oct 2003

Regina v Edwards, Denton and Jackson Hendley Crowley; Attorney General’s Reference (No. 1 of 2004): CACD 29 Apr 2004

The court considered references by the Attorney-General with regard to offences imposing a burden of proof upon the defendant. ‘An evidential burden will be discharged by a defendant by ensuring that there is some evidence before the court which could result in a reasonable court or jury determining the issue which is the subject of … Continue reading Regina v Edwards, Denton and Jackson Hendley Crowley; Attorney General’s Reference (No. 1 of 2004): CACD 29 Apr 2004

Hindawi and Another v Secretary of State for the Home Department: Admn 29 Jan 2004

The prisoner was subject to a long term of imprisonment, and also to a deportation order which was to take effect upon his release. He complained that, because of the latter, he had not been considered for parole, and that this was discriminatiry. Held: The difference in treatment occurred because of the nationality of the … Continue reading Hindawi and Another v Secretary of State for the Home Department: Admn 29 Jan 2004

Giunta v Italy: ECHR 4 Dec 2003

Hudoc Judgment (Merits and just satisfaction) Violation of P1-1 ; Violation of Art. 6-1 ; Pecuniary damage – financial award ; Non-pecuniary damage – financial award ; Costs and expenses partial award – domestic proceedings ; Costs and expenses partial award – Convention proceedings Citations: 63514/00, [2003] ECHR 641, [2003] ECHR 646 Links: Worldlii, Bailii … Continue reading Giunta v Italy: ECHR 4 Dec 2003

Grieves v The United Kingdom: ECHR 16 Dec 2003

Hudoc Judgment (Merits and just satisfaction) Violation of Art. 6-1 ; Costs and expenses partial award – Convention proceedingsThe claimant had been dismissed from the Royal Navy after a court martial. He complained that the tribunal did not have sufficient independence. Held: The claimant’s rights were infringed. Though there was facility to appoint a prosecutor … Continue reading Grieves v The United Kingdom: ECHR 16 Dec 2003

Cooper v The United Kingdom: ECHR 16 Dec 2003

Hudoc Judgment (Merits and just satisfaction)The claimant had been dismissed from the RAF after a court martial. He complained that the tribunal was not independent, and that his trial was unfair. Held: The court rejected the submission that no court martial could act independently. There was sufficient separation between the various roles and the chain … Continue reading Cooper v The United Kingdom: ECHR 16 Dec 2003

Miller Gardner Solicitors, Regina (on the Application of) v Minshull Street Crown Court: Admn 20 Dec 2002

Police investigating crime obtained a warrant to search a solicitor’s offices for details of their clients. The solicitors appealed. Held: The details required, namely dates of contacts with a certain telephone number were not legally privileged: ‘the name and telephone number of the caller were taken down as a formality ‘to create the channel through … Continue reading Miller Gardner Solicitors, Regina (on the Application of) v Minshull Street Crown Court: Admn 20 Dec 2002

Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Another ex parte IH: HL 13 Nov 2003

The appellant had been found unfit to plead after assaulting his son, and he had been detained under the 1964 Act. He alleged his detention was in breach of his right to a fair trial. His release had been authorised subject to the appointment of a supervising psychiatrist. He complained that his detention was unlawful … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Another ex parte IH: HL 13 Nov 2003

Perotti v Collyer-Bristow (A Firm) and others: CA 6 Oct 2003

So far as civil proceedings are concerned, the funding of particular cases by civil legal aid was a matter for the Legal Services Commission. The courts have no residual power to make an order for assistance. The most it could do would be to indicate that it considered legal representation to be necessary to avoid … Continue reading Perotti v Collyer-Bristow (A Firm) and others: CA 6 Oct 2003

Gillan and Another, Regina (on the Application of) v Commissioner of the Police for the Metropolis and Another: Admn 31 Oct 2003

The applicants challenged by way of judicial review the way they had been stopped and searched under the Act. They attended a demonstration. The search revealed nothing suspicious. General authorisations for such searches had been issued under the Act. Held: The section should not be read so as to restrict the power to issue authorisations … Continue reading Gillan and Another, Regina (on the Application of) v Commissioner of the Police for the Metropolis and Another: Admn 31 Oct 2003

Menson v United Kingdom: ECHR 6 May 2003

There had been a racist attack. The victim was set on fire and killed in the street by assailants. His relatives sought compensation. However the assailants were not agents of the state and they were duly prosecuted, convicted and sentenced. No blame attached to state authorities for the killing and no breach of the state’s … Continue reading Menson v United Kingdom: ECHR 6 May 2003

Wainwright and another v Home Office: HL 16 Oct 2003

The claimant and her son sought to visit her other son in Leeds Prison. He was suspected of involvement in drugs, and therefore she was subjected to strip searches. There was no statutory support for the search. The son’s penis had been touched which was a battery. Held: The policy considerations which limit the heads … Continue reading Wainwright and another v Home Office: HL 16 Oct 2003

Khan, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Health: CA 10 Oct 2003

The claimant’s child had died as a result of negligence in hospital. The parents had been told the result of police investigation and decision not to prosecute, and the hospital’s own investigation, but had not been sufficiently involved. There remained unresolved suspicions of negligence having been covered up. They had been refused legal aid to … Continue reading Khan, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Health: CA 10 Oct 2003

Purja and others v Ministry of Defence: CA 9 Oct 2003

The applicants were Gurkha soldiers who complained at the differences in treatment of them as against other members of the forces as regards payment, pensions and otherwise, alleged infringement oftheir Article 14 rights, which prevented discrimination on the grounds of national or social origin. Held: In isolation, these soldiers were treated differently and worse. Howeevr … Continue reading Purja and others v Ministry of Defence: CA 9 Oct 2003

Ezeh and Connors v The United Kingdom: ECHR 9 Oct 2003

The applicants were prisoners subject to disciplinary proceedings. The offences were equivalent to criminal charges in domestic law. They were refused legal assistance, and had additional terms added to their sentences. Held: The charges engaged the defendants article 6 rights. The need for prison discipline was not a justification for removing such rights. The offences … Continue reading Ezeh and Connors v The United Kingdom: ECHR 9 Oct 2003

Karner v Austria: ECHR 24 Jul 2003

A surviving same-sex partner sought a right of succession to a tenancy (of their previously shared flat). Interveners ‘pointed out that a growing number of national courts in European and other democratic societies require equal treatment of unmarried different-sex partners and unmarried same-sex partners, and that that view is supported by recommendations and legislation of … Continue reading Karner v Austria: ECHR 24 Jul 2003

Di Palma v United Kingdom: ECHR 1 Dec 1986

(Commission/admissibility) The applicant’s lease was forfeited on her non-payment of a service charge and possession was ordered. Her primary claim was made (unsuccessfully) under article 1 of the First Protocol to the Convention. But she also complained that her eviction from her home constituted an unjustified interference with the right to respect for her home … Continue reading Di Palma v United Kingdom: ECHR 1 Dec 1986

Giles, Regina (on the Application of) v Parole Board and Another: HL 31 Jul 2003

The defendant had been sentenced for offences of violence, but an additional period was imposed to protect the public. He had been refused leave for reconsideration of that part of his sentence after he completed the normal segment of his sentence. He wanted a consideration which would parallel the new won rights of review for … Continue reading Giles, Regina (on the Application of) v Parole Board and Another: HL 31 Jul 2003

Powell v United Kingdom: ECHR 4 May 2000

A ten-year old boy had died from Addison’s disease. No inquest took place, because the coroner decided that the boy had died of natural causes. The parents, who were also affected by the events, had accepted compensation from the local health authority, and discontinued a claim for damages for negligence against the doctors, and a … Continue reading Powell v United Kingdom: ECHR 4 May 2000

Carson and Reynolds v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: CA 17 Jun 2003

The claimant Reynolds challenged the differential treatment by age of jobseeker’s allowance. Carson complained that as a foreign resident pensioner, her benefits had not been uprated. The questions in each case were whether the benefit affected a ‘possession’ within the Convention or the discrimination was arbitrary so as to breach the applicants human rights. Held: … Continue reading Carson and Reynolds v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: CA 17 Jun 2003

South Coast Shipping v Havant Borough Council: 21 Dec 2001

With respect to privileged material produced to the Costs Judge, once a document is of sufficient importance to be taken into account in arriving at a conclusion as to recoverability, then, unless otherwise agreed, it must be shown to the paying party or the receiving party must content himself with other evidence. If the costs … Continue reading South Coast Shipping v Havant Borough Council: 21 Dec 2001

European Roma Rights Centre and others v Immigration Officer at Prague Airport and Another: CA 20 May 2003

A scheme had been introduced to arrange pre-entry clearance for visitors to the United Kingdom by posting of immigration officers in the Czech Republic. The claimants argued that the system was discriminatory, because Roma visitors were now subjected to a much more rigorous examination than others, and also that the arrangement put the respondent in … Continue reading European Roma Rights Centre and others v Immigration Officer at Prague Airport and Another: CA 20 May 2003

Appleby and Others v The United Kingdom: ECHR 6 May 2003

The claimants sought to demonstrate against a development in their home town. The respondents who owned the shopping mall which dominated the town centre, refused to allow them to demonstrate in the mall or to distribute protesting leaflets. The claimants complained of interference with their rights to free speech and expression, saying a public authority … Continue reading Appleby and Others v The United Kingdom: ECHR 6 May 2003

Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department ex parte Bugdaycay: HL 19 Feb 1986

Three applicants had lied on entry to secure admission, stayed for a considerable time, and had been treated as illegal immigrants under section 33(1). The fourth’s claim that upon being returned he would been killed, had been rejected without investigation. Held: A claim to refugee status was not an exception to the ban on appeals … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department ex parte Bugdaycay: HL 19 Feb 1986

Guerrera and Fusco v Italy: ECHR 3 Apr 2003

ECHR Judgment (Merits and just satisfaction) Preliminary objection rejected (victim) ; Violation of Art. 6-1 ; No violation of P1-1; Pecuniary damage – claim rejected ; Non-pecuniary damage – financial award ; Costs and expenses partial award – Convention proceedings Citations: 40601/98, [2003] ECHR 140 Links: Worldlii, Bailii Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights Jurisdiction: … Continue reading Guerrera and Fusco v Italy: ECHR 3 Apr 2003

Regina (on the Application of Q and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: CA 18 Mar 2003

The Home Secretary appealed a ruling that his implementation of section 55 was unlawful, having been said to be incompatible with human rights law. Held: The way in which the section had been operated, by denying consideration and all benefits to any asylum applicant who did not claim asylum immediately upon entry, was unfair. There … Continue reading Regina (on the Application of Q and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: CA 18 Mar 2003

In re Claims Direct Test Cases: CA 12 Feb 2003

The parties sought repayment as part of their costs of insurance premiums paid by claimants undertaking litigation. Held: The underwriters charged andpound;140.00 for each case. Claims Direct charged a premium of andpound;1,250.00 for each case, and out of which they paid the underwriters. The underwriters would not insure unless appropriate arrangements were in place for … Continue reading In re Claims Direct Test Cases: CA 12 Feb 2003

Clark (Procurator Fiscal, Kirkcaldy) v Kelly: PC 11 Feb 2003

PC (The High Court of Justiciary) The minuter challenged the role of the legal adviser to the district courts in Scotland, and as to his independence. Held: The legal adviser was not subject to the same system of appointments as the justices. However the system provided for a right of appeal (section 175) on questions … Continue reading Clark (Procurator Fiscal, Kirkcaldy) v Kelly: PC 11 Feb 2003

Regina (ZL and VL) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Lord Chancellor’s Department: CA 24 Jan 2003

The applicants’ claims for asylum had been rejected as bound to fail, and under the new Act, they were to be removed from the UK. If they wanted to appeal, they they would have to do so from outside the jurisdiction. The section had been brought into effect before the Act had been formally published. … Continue reading Regina (ZL and VL) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Lord Chancellor’s Department: CA 24 Jan 2003

Regina v H (On appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)): HL 30 Jan 2003

The defendant had been found unfit to stand trial, at a later hearing under the section, the jury had found that he had committed the act complained of. He was discharged but ordered to be placed on the sex offenders register. He appealed on the basis that the later finding was incompatible with the Convention. … Continue reading Regina v H (On appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)): HL 30 Jan 2003

Regina (on the application of Smith) v Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council and another: Admn 19 Nov 2002

The applicants sought to argue that the attempt to evict him from the caravan site he occupied infringed his article 8 and 14 rights. Though the Isaacs case had decided there was good reason to deny security, he argued that was no longer applicable, since many gypsies did not now seek a roving life. Held: … Continue reading Regina (on the application of Smith) v Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council and another: Admn 19 Nov 2002

Regina v Lyons, Parnes, Ronson, Saunders: HL 15 Nov 2002

The defendants had been convicted on evidence obtained from them by inspectors with statutory powers to require answers on pain of conviction. Subsequently the law changed to find such activity an infringement of a defendant’s human rights. Held: There was no requirement for a court to implement a Human Rights Court decision retrospectively to require … Continue reading Regina v Lyons, Parnes, Ronson, Saunders: HL 15 Nov 2002

Roberts, Regina (on the application of) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and another: SC 17 Dec 2015

The Court considered the validity of suspicionless stop and search activities under s 60 of the 1994 Act, by police officers. Held: The claimant’s appeal failed. The safeguards attending the use of the s 60 power, and in particular the requirements to give reasons both for the authorisation and for the stop and search, make … Continue reading Roberts, Regina (on the application of) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and another: SC 17 Dec 2015

Halloran v Delaney: CA 6 Sep 2002

The claimant had succeeded in his claim for personal injuries, and had issued costs only proceedings. The defendant challenged the ‘success fee’ claimed as part of the conditional fee arrangement. Held: The costs recoverable were to be reasonable and proportionate. The success fee was not to be judged with hindsight, but must allow for where … Continue reading Halloran v Delaney: CA 6 Sep 2002

Adams and Others v Lord Advocate: IHCS 31 Jul 2002

(Opinion) The applicants challenged the introduction of restrictions of hunting by foxes, arguing that the law would infringe their human rights. Held: The Act was not infringing. Fox hunting as such was not a private activity protected by the Convention, and the interference with property rights was justified by the balancing interest of preventing cruelty … Continue reading Adams and Others v Lord Advocate: IHCS 31 Jul 2002

Ezeh and Connors v The United Kingdom: ECHR 15 Jul 2002

The applicants were serving prisoners. They had been the subject of disciplinary proceedings in which they had been denied the right to representation. They claimed an infringement of their right to a fair trial. Held: Both proceedings had resulted in the extension of the respective prison sentences. The rules gave the governor discretion to allow … Continue reading Ezeh and Connors v The United Kingdom: ECHR 15 Jul 2002

HFB and others v Commission: ECFI 20 Mar 2002

1. During the proceedings before the Community Courts internal Commission documents are not to be communicated to the applicants, unless the circumstances of the case are exceptional and the applicants make out a plausible case for the need to do so. That is the case as regards the expert accountant’s report, whose purpose, as a … Continue reading HFB and others v Commission: ECFI 20 Mar 2002

Regina (Noorkoiv) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Another: CA 30 May 2002

The claimant was a prisoner. He became entitled to be considered for release on parole, but was not released because the Parole Board had not made a decision. Held: The system for consideration of the release of discretionary and life prisoners infringed the human rights of such prisoners, insofar as the consideration of their release … Continue reading Regina (Noorkoiv) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Another: CA 30 May 2002

McShane v The United Kingdom: ECHR 28 May 2002

HER Judgment (Merits and just satisfaction) Violation of Art. 2; No violation of Art. 6-1; No violation of Art. 14; No violation of Art. 13; Failure to comply with obligations under Article 34The deceased died during a riot in Northern Ireland. He was under a hoarding run over by an armoured vehicle. Six years later … Continue reading McShane v The United Kingdom: ECHR 28 May 2002