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Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, Re Judicial Review: CANI 27 Jun 2013

Judges: Morgan LCJ, Girvan LJ and Coghlin LJ Citations: [2013] NICA 37 Links: Bailii Statutes: Adoption (Northern Ireland) Order 1987, European Convention on Human Rights 8 14 Jurisdiction: Northern Ireland Adoption, Discrimination, Human Rights Updated: 07 August 2022; Ref: scu.513865

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

Feldbrugge v The Netherlands: ECHR 29 May 1986

The court was asked whether the applicant’s entitlement to a statutory sickness allowance, which was a contributory scheme but for which she had not registered due to illness, was a civil right within the meaning of article 6. Held: The applicant claimed a right ‘flowing from specific rules laid down by the legislation in force’ … Continue reading Feldbrugge v The Netherlands: ECHR 29 May 1986

Van Marle And Others v The Netherlands: ECHR 26 Jun 1986

The applicants were accountants who had practised as such for some years when a new statute came into force which required then to register. Their applications were refused. Held: Article 1PI was engaged. In paragraphs 41 and 42 the Court said this: ‘The Court agrees with the Commission that the right relied upon by the … Continue reading Van Marle And Others v The Netherlands: ECHR 26 Jun 1986

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

Lingens v Austria: ECHR 8 Jul 1986

Freedom of expression, as secured in paragraph 1 of Article 10, constitutes one of the essential foundations of a democratic society and one of the basic conditions for its progress and for each individual’s self-fulfilment. Subject to paragraph 2, it is applicable not only to ‘information’ or ‘ideas’ that are favourably received or regarded as … Continue reading Lingens v Austria: ECHR 8 Jul 1986

Z and E v Austria: ECHR 1986

The state must act in a manner calculated to allow those concerned to lead a normal family life. Citations: (1986) 49 DR 67 Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights 8 Jurisdiction: Human Rights Cited by: Cited – Regina v London Borough of Barnet ex parte G; Regina v London Borough of Lambeth ex parte W; … Continue reading Z and E v Austria: ECHR 1986

Johnston v Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary: ECJ 15 May 1986

The principles of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights must be taken into consideration in community law. The principle of effective judicial control laid down in article 6 of Council Directive 76/207, a principle which underlies the constitutional traditions common to the member states and which is laid down in articles 6 … Continue reading Johnston v Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary: ECJ 15 May 1986

Sanchez-Reisse v Switzerland: ECHR 21 Oct 1986

That a detainee may be heard either in person or, where necessary, through some form of representation can be a fundamental procedural guarantee in matters of deprivation of liberty. Article 5(4)was inspired by the English law of habeas corpus. Citations: [1986] ECHR 12, 9862/82, (1986) 9 EHRR 71 Links: Worldlii Statutes: European Convention on Human … Continue reading Sanchez-Reisse v Switzerland: ECHR 21 Oct 1986

AGOSI v The United Kingdom: ECHR 24 Oct 1986

Krugerrand coins were seized by the Commissioners and the claimant was unsuccessful in obtaining their restoration under what is now section 152(b) of the 1979 Act. It was argued that the request for restoration of the coins amounted to a determination of a criminal charge. Having noted that criminal charges under domestic law had been … Continue reading AGOSI v The United Kingdom: ECHR 24 Oct 1986

James and Others v The United Kingdom: ECHR 21 Feb 1986

The claimants challenged the 1967 Act, saying that it deprived them of their property rights when lessees were given the power to purchase the freehold reversion. Held: Article 1 (P1-1) in substance guarantees the right of property. Allowing a mechanism for the compulsory transfer of the freehold interest in the house and the land to … Continue reading James and Others v The United Kingdom: ECHR 21 Feb 1986

Unterpertinger v Austria: ECHR 24 Nov 1986

The defendant was convicted of causing actual bodily harm, mainly on the basis of statements which his wife and daughter had given to the police. His wife and daughter took advantage of their right not to give evidence at his trial and so could not be cross-examined on their statements. Held: Where a conviction is … Continue reading Unterpertinger v Austria: ECHR 24 Nov 1986

Reclaiming Motion In Petition of Scott Davidson for Judicial Review of A Decision To Continue To Detain the Prisoner In Inhuman and Degrading Prison C: SCS 18 Dec 2001

A prisoner sought an order for his removal from a prison found to have a regime which breached his human rights. The Crown replied that an order could not be made under s21 of the 1947 Act. Held: The prisoner had followed through his rights to petition the governor. Had he done so and failed, … Continue reading Reclaiming Motion In Petition of Scott Davidson for Judicial Review of A Decision To Continue To Detain the Prisoner In Inhuman and Degrading Prison C: SCS 18 Dec 2001

Gillow v The United Kingdom: ECHR 24 Nov 1986

The housing authority in Guernsey refused to allow the applicants to occupy the house they owned there. Held: The house in question was the applicants’ home because, although they had been absent from Guernsey for many years, they had not established any other home elsewhere in the United Kingdom and had retained ‘sufficient continuing links’ … Continue reading Gillow v The United Kingdom: ECHR 24 Nov 1986

Regina v Immigration Officer at Prague Airport and another, ex parte European Roma Rights Centre and others: HL 9 Dec 2004

Extension oh Human Rights Beyond Borders The appellants complained that the system set up by the respondent where Home Office officers were placed in Prague airport to pre-vet applicants for asylum from Romania were dsicriminatory in that substantially more gypsies were refused entry than others, and that it was contrary to the obligations of the … Continue reading Regina v Immigration Officer at Prague Airport and another, ex parte European Roma Rights Centre and others: HL 9 Dec 2004

Deumeland v Germany: ECHR 29 May 1986

Although the Constitutional Court had no jurisdiction to rule on the merits of the dispute, its decision was ‘capable of affecting the outcome of the claim’.
The court considered a widow’s supplementary pension arising from her husband’s death . .

Hammond, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: HL 1 Dec 2005

The claimants had been convicted of murder, but their tariffs had not yet been set when the 2003 Act came into effect. They said that the procedure under which their sentence tarriffs were set were not compliant with their human rights in that the tarriff was set by reference back to a judge without a … Continue reading Hammond, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: HL 1 Dec 2005

Tangney v The Governor of HMP Elmley and Another: CA 29 Jul 2005

The claimant was a serving a life sentence. During prison disciplinary proceedings he was refused legal and other assistance, and an outside tribunal on the basis that since any finding would not lead to any loss of remission or extra time, his rights to a fairtrial were not engaged. Held: The prisoner’s appeal was dismissed. … Continue reading Tangney v The Governor of HMP Elmley and Another: CA 29 Jul 2005

Ringeisen v Austria: ECHR 22 Jun 1972

Hudoc Judgment (Just satisfaction) Pecuniary damage – financial award; Non-pecuniary damage – financial award. Citations: 2614/65, [1972] ECHR 2, [1972] ECHR 2 Links: orldlii, Bailii Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights 86 Jurisdiction: Human Rights Citing: See Also – Ringeisen v Austria ECHR 16-Jul-1971 The Austrian District and Regional Real Property Transactions Commission refused to … Continue reading Ringeisen v Austria: ECHR 22 Jun 1972

Choudhary v General Medical Council: PC 2001

The Board heard an appeal against a final order of suspension for 12 months. It considered Madan’s case. Held: The Board wished to reserve their opinion on the reasoning in the judgments that it was the application of Article 6 which required the IOC to weigh the doctor’s interests against the protection of the public. … Continue reading Choudhary v General Medical Council: PC 2001

Choumakov v Poland: ECHR 29 Jul 2008

Citations: 33868/05, [2008] ECHR 744 Links: Bailii Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights Jurisdiction: Human Rights Human Rights Updated: 18 August 2022; Ref: scu.272664

Depalle v France: ECHR 29 Mar 2010

Grand ChamberThe Court summarised the effect of Sporrong: ‘The Court reiterates that, according to its case-law, Article 1 of Protocol No 1, which guarantees in substance the right of property, comprises three distinct rules (see, inter alia, James v United Kingdom (1986) 8 EHRR 123, para 37): the first, which is expressed in the first … Continue reading Depalle v France: ECHR 29 Mar 2010

Somchenko v Russia: ECHR 31 Jul 2007

Citations: 33986/02, [2007] ECHR 688 Links: Bailii Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights Jurisdiction: Human Rights Human Rights Updated: 17 August 2022; Ref: scu.258575

Juncal v The United Kingdom (Dec): ECHR 17 Sep 2013

Article 5-1-e Persons of unsound mind Order for psychiatric confinement made as a result of finding of unfitness to plead: inadmissible Facts – In December 1997 the applicant was brought before the Crown Court on a charge of unlawful wounding. He claimed he had been acting in self-defence. However, after hearing psychiatric evidence that had … Continue reading Juncal v The United Kingdom (Dec): ECHR 17 Sep 2013

Peak v Hungary: ECHR 1 Jul 2008

Citations: 20280/04, [2008] ECHR 574 Links: Bailii Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights Jurisdiction: Human Rights Human Rights Updated: 16 August 2022; Ref: scu.270686

Bobrowski v Poland: ECHR 17 Jun 2008

Citations: 64916/01, [2008] ECHR 529 Links: Bailii Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights Jurisdiction: Human Rights Human Rights Updated: 14 August 2022; Ref: scu.270086

Rodriguez v Minister of Housing of The Government and Another: PC 14 Dec 2009

Gibraltar – The claimant challenged a public housing allocation policy which gave preference to married couples and parents of children, excluding same sex and infertile couples. Held: The aim of discouraging homosexual relationships is equally impermissible under sections 7(1) and 14 of the Constitution of Gibraltar. The suggested aims are incoherent and the means employed … Continue reading Rodriguez v Minister of Housing of The Government and Another: PC 14 Dec 2009

Denisova v Russia: ECHR 18 Sep 2008

Citations: 34431/04, [2008] ECHR 860 Links: Bailii Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights Jurisdiction: Human Rights Human Rights Updated: 11 August 2022; Ref: scu.276579

Fokin v Russia: ECHR 18 Sep 2008

Citations: 75893/01, [2008] ECHR 849 Links: Bailii Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights Jurisdiction: Human Rights Human Rights Updated: 09 August 2022; Ref: scu.276586

McDonagh, Regina (on The Application of) v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Constabulary: Admn 19 Dec 2013

The claimant alleged that his treatment in the police station had been wrongful. His solicitor, representing two clients, had refused to attend the interview with the claimant until he had seen the second client. There was a scene and the solicitor was excluded. The claimant said that this had unlawfully imposed a condition on his … Continue reading McDonagh, Regina (on The Application of) v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Constabulary: Admn 19 Dec 2013

Manchester City Council v Pinnock: SC 9 Feb 2011

The council tenant had wished to appeal following a possession order made after her tenancy had been demoted. The court handed down a supplemental judgment to give effect to its earlier decision. The Court had been asked ‘whether article 8 of the . . Convention . . requires a court, which is being asked to … Continue reading Manchester City Council v Pinnock: SC 9 Feb 2011

Elgizouli v Secretary of State for The Home Department: SC 25 Mar 2020

Defendants were to face trial in the US, accused of monstrous crimes. The appellant challenged the release of information to the USA by the respondent to support such prosecutions when the death penalty was a possible outcome of a conviction: ‘The issue in this case is the legality of the Government’s decision to provide mutual … Continue reading Elgizouli v Secretary of State for The Home Department: SC 25 Mar 2020

Nicklinson and Another, Regina (on The Application of): SC 25 Jun 2014

Criminality of Assisting Suicide not Infringing The court was asked: ‘whether the present state of the law of England and Wales relating to assisting suicide infringes the European Convention on Human Rights, and whether the code published by the Director of Public Prosecutions relating to prosecutions of those who are alleged to have assisted a … Continue reading Nicklinson and Another, Regina (on The Application of): SC 25 Jun 2014

Kennedy v The Charity Commission: SC 26 Mar 2014

The claimant journalist sought disclosure of papers acquired by the respondent in its conduct of enquiries into the charitable Mariam appeal. The Commission referred to an absolute exemption under section 32(2) of the 2000 Act, saying that the exemption continued until the papers were destroyed, or for 20 years under the 1958 Act. Held: The … Continue reading Kennedy v The Charity Commission: SC 26 Mar 2014

A and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department (No 2): HL 8 Dec 2005

Evidence from 3rd Party Torture Inadmissible The applicants had been detained following the issue of certificates issued by the respondent that they posed a terrorist threat. They challenged the decisions of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission saying that evidence underlying the decisions had probably been obtained by torture committed by foreign powers, and should not … Continue reading A and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department (No 2): HL 8 Dec 2005

Osborn v The Parole Board: SC 9 Oct 2013

Three prisoners raised questions as to the circumstances in which the Parole Board is required to hold an oral hearing before making an adverse decision. One of the appeals (Osborn) concerned a determinate sentence prisoner who was released on licence but then recalled to custody. The other appeals (Booth and Reilly) were indeterminate sentence prisoners … Continue reading Osborn v The Parole Board: SC 9 Oct 2013

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

Amin, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: HL 16 Oct 2003

Prisoner’s death – need for full public enquiry The deceased had been a young Asian prisoner. He was placed in a cell overnight with a prisoner known to be racist, extremely violent and mentally unstable. He was killed. The family sought an inquiry into the death. Held: There had been a police investigation and trial … Continue reading Amin, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: HL 16 Oct 2003

In Re A (Minors) (Conjoined Twins: Medical Treatment); aka In re A (Children) (Conjoined Twins: Surgical Separation): CA 22 Sep 2000

Twins were conjoined (Siamese). Medically, both could not survive, and one was dependent upon the vital organs of the other. Doctors applied for permission to separate the twins which would be followed by the inevitable death of one of them. The parents, devout Roman Catholics, resisted. Held: The parents’ views were subject to the overriding … Continue reading In Re A (Minors) (Conjoined Twins: Medical Treatment); aka In re A (Children) (Conjoined Twins: Surgical Separation): CA 22 Sep 2000

Airedale NHS Trust v Bland: HL 4 Feb 1993

Procedures on Withdrawal of Life Support Treatment The patient had been severely injured in the Hillsborough disaster, and had come to be in a persistent vegetative state (PVS). The doctors sought permission to withdraw medical treatment. The Official Solicitor appealed against an order of the Court of Appeal permitting the action. Held: The appeal failed. … Continue reading Airedale NHS Trust v Bland: HL 4 Feb 1993

Agrokualita Eood v Romania: ECHR 5 Jul 2022

ECHR Judgment : Article 6 – Right to a fair trial : Fourth Section Committee Citations: 18669/19, [2022] ECHR 548 Links: Bailii Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights Jurisdiction: Human Rights Human Rights Updated: 07 August 2022; Ref: scu.678985

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: 14992/89, [1993] ECHR 51, 12325/86 Links: Bailii Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights Jurisdiction: Human Rights Human Rights Updated: 07 August 2022; Ref: … Continue reading Kemmache v France (Nos. 1 And 2) (Article 50): ECHR 2 Nov 1993

Potter for Judicial Review of Acts and Decisions of the Scottish Prison Service: OHCS 20 Mar 2007

The prisoner complained that the prison arranged that outgoing telephone calls from the prison should be preceded by a message which said the call was being made from a prison. Held: There was no lawful authority for the message. The prison rules allowed rules to be made for the purposes of the regulation, management or … Continue reading Potter for Judicial Review of Acts and Decisions of the Scottish Prison Service: OHCS 20 Mar 2007

Ciancimino v Italy: ECHR 27 May 1991

Citations: 12541/86, [1991] ECHR 74 Links: Bailii Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights Jurisdiction: Human Rights Human Rights Updated: 06 August 2022; Ref: scu.273149

Trojanowski v Poland: ECHR 8 Feb 2011

Citations: 27952/08, [2011] ECHR 220 Links: Bailii Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights Jurisdiction: Human Rights Human Rights Updated: 06 August 2022; Ref: scu.428634