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MoJ proposals to strengthen journalists’ freedom to report is based on a fundamental misreading of ECHR judgment – Chris Pounder

The Ministry of Justice (“MoJ”) Consultation,  “Human Rights Act Reform: A modern Bill of Rights” (the “Consultation”), contains proposals that tips the balance between “respect for private and family life.” (A.8) and freedom of expression and to impart information (A.10) in favour of the latter (A.10). Continue reading

What becomes of Misuse of Private Information, the orphaned child? – Paul Wragg

ChildHugh Tomlinson’s excellent post came as a welcome reassurance that the Misuse of Private Information (“MOPI”) tort should survive the proposed repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998 (“HRA”).  As he argues, MOPI is not dependent on its origins.  Yet MOPI is a child, with years of maturity still required, and one born of two parents (Articles 8 and 10 ECHR) with particular values, specifically that both are of equal status.  Once these parents are executed (for crimes they did not commit), MOPI can expect to be adopted by a very different set of parents, who are most unlikely to hold the same values.  Continue reading

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