ADT v United Kingdom: ECHR 4 Aug 2000

The UK law which had the effect of prohibiting non-violent homosexual acts by groups of males, was a violation of the right to respect for his private life. The law went beyond that which might properly be required in a democratic society for the protection of morals or health or the rights and freedoms of others.
Hudoc Judgment (Merits and just satisfaction) Violation of Art. 8; Not necessary to examine Art. 14; Pecuniary damage – financial award; Non-pecuniary damage – financial award; Costs and expenses award


Times 04-Aug-2000, 35765/97, [2000] ECHR 401, [2000] ECHR 402, [2010] ECHR 1892


Worldlii, Bailii, Bailii


Sexual Offences Act 1967 1, Sexual Offences Act 1956 13, European Convention on Human Rights Art 8

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CitedMosley v News Group Newspapers Ltd QBD 24-Jul-2008
The defendant published a film showing the claimant involved in sex acts with prostitutes. It characterised them as ‘Nazi’ style. He was the son of a fascist leader, and a chairman of an international sporting body. He denied any nazi element, and . .
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Crime, Human Rights

Updated: 10 May 2022; Ref: scu.77656