Hammerton v The United Kingdom: ECHR 29 Mar 2012

Statement of Facts – Contempt of Court – failure to provide representation on committal
6287/10, [2012] ECHR 562
European Convention on Human Rights
Human Rights
See AlsoHammerton v Hammerton CA 23-Mar-2007
The husband appealed against his committal for contempt of a court order in family proceedings. The court had heard the wife’s application for his committal at the same time as his application for contact with the children.
Held: The appeal . .
See AlsoHammerton v Hammerton CA 12-Apr-2007
Appeal against sentence of two months imprisonment for contempt of court. The court emphasised the need to ensure a fair process in such cases. The court was critical of the judge who sentenced a contemnor without hearing mitigation and without . .

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