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In defence of privacy and the judiciary: the fall-out from HRH the Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers – Iain Wilson

Here we are again.  The press doesn’t like us having private lives and the government doesn’t like judges making decisions it disagrees with.  These two angsts collided recently following the Court of Appeal’s decision in HRH the Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 1810.  Something, we are told, needs to be done.  The answer apparently is (yet again) to abolish the Human Rights Act 1998 and introduce a system whereby the government can review and nullify the effect of binding court decisions. Continue reading

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