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Day: 15 March 2015

Case Law: R (Catt) v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, Public Protest, Private Rights – Dominic Ruck Keene

john-catt_2509902bIn the case of R (Catt) and R (T) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis ([2015] UKSC 9) a majority of the Supreme Court held that the retention by police of information on the Domestic Extremism Database about a 91 year-old activist’s presence at political protests was (1) in accordance with the law and (2) a proportionate interference with his right to a private life under Article 8(1) of the ECHR. Continue reading

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