While ECHR’s judgment as described below seemed pretty final, the Labour government still attempted a final appeal – asking for the case to be heard in the ‘Grand Chamber’ (i.e. throwing another few ECHR judges in to the pot). They didn’t have any new arguments or grounds for appeal though and so today I heard Continue reading Update on ECHR ruling on Terrorism Act stop and search powers
The European Court of Human Rights today issued its judgement on the case that Penny Quinton and I have been taking against the government over section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000. They have agreed that this piece of legislation offends against Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, and does not contain sufficient safeguards Continue reading We fought the law… and won!
This lecture presented a personal view of the judicial review process to law students at Queen’s University, Belfast. In 2003 I was subject to a stop and search by police, while on my way to a demonstration. The police used powers conferred on them by the Terrorism Act 2000. Ever since I have been involved with a case that has tested that piece of legislation, and the ways in which it has been used by the police. Essentially, our argument is on two levels. Continue reading The Terrorism Act 2000 and the Judicial Review Process: A Personal Story