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

26 05 2015

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.  Read the rest of this entry »





Event: “Inhuman Rights: is the Sun right about the Human Rights Act?”, Helena Kennedy QC lecture on the British press and human rights

23 04 2014

HelenaKennedy-300x200Much of the UK Press has been highly critical of the Human Rights Act, and the anger appears to be rising in the run-up to the European Parliament elections and the 2015 General Election. Read the rest of this entry »