X v Germany: ECHR 19 Mar 1981

The Commission had regard to the fact that the purpose for which the children were taken to the police headquarters and kept there for about two hours was to question them, not to arrest or detain them. This led to the conclusion that the action in question did not constitute a deprivation of liberty in the sense of article 5(1).


8819/79, [1981] ECHR 8, (1981) 24 DR 158




European Convention on Human Rights 5(1)

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CitedAustin and Another v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis HL 28-Jan-2009
Movement retsriction was not Liberty Deprivation
The claimants had been present during a demonstration policed by the respondent. They appealed against dismissal of their claims for false imprisonment having been prevented from leaving Oxford Circus for over seven hours. The claimants appealed . .
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Human Rights, Police

Updated: 22 July 2022; Ref: scu.280500