A and B v Persons Unknown: ChD 19 Dec 2016

Adults who were convicted of very serious crimes, whilst they were children, sought a permanent order restraining the press and all other persons from publishing their names or identities. The order is sought on the grounds that, if it is not made, there would be a very serious risk to their rights under articles 2, 3 and 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the ‘ECHR’), because the claimants would be at risk of attack by vigilantes and other persons seeking revenge against them.
Held: The circumstances were exceptional, and orders were made.

Sir Geoffrey Vos, Ch
[2016] EWHC 3295 (Ch)
England and Wales


Updated: 27 January 2022; Ref: scu.572750