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Ghaidan v Godin-Mendoza

Section 3 of the Human Rights Act 1998 allowed a housing statute referring to "husband" or "wife" of the deceased to refer to homosexual partners

2

Re Soneji

The court will look at Parliamentary intention in deciding whether a statutory provision is mandatory or directory

3

The courts can refuse a claim that happens within 3 months if there is no good reason for a delay

Finn-Kelcey

4

Claims should launched "without undue delay"

s31(6) of the Senior Courts Act 1981

5

Claims should launched within three months

CPR r54

6

The Belmarsh Case

The court made a declaration of incompatibility under s4 of the HRA 1998. Ruled that the Anti Terrorism Act 2001 was irreconcilable with Article 14 of the ECHR

7

Tabernacle v SoS for Defence

A peaceful camp protested outside a nuclear power plant. A byelaw banned them from doing so. This byelaw was found to be in contravention of Article 10 and 11 rights.

8

There are three prerogative orders. Name them:

1. Mandatory order
2. Prohibitory order
3. Quashing order

9

In what case was it found that there is no hierachy of qualified rights?

Mary Bell

10

In what case was a man who attempted suicide's rights infringed?

Peck v UK

11

Wood v Metropolitan Police

It was found that the retention of photos from an arms protest engaged Article 8 rights and was not proportionate under 8(2).

12

A-G v NGN

The proceedings must create a "substantial risk of prejudice"

13

What does Lady Hale say about balancing Articles 8 ad 10?

This involves looking first at the comparative importance of the actual rights being claimed in the individual case;
Then at the justifications for interfering with or restricting each of those rights; and applying the proportionality test to each.

14

Lord Steyn in ex partei Simms

Freedom of speech is the lifeblood of democracy

15

Vonn Hannover v Germany

Pictures of Princess Caroline shopping did engage her article 10 rights as there was not a "debate of public interest" at stake

16

What is the test in Daly?

The proportionality test.
1. The legislative objective must be sufficiently important to justify limiting a right
2. The measures must be designed to meet the object rationally
3. The means used to impair the right should go no further than is necessary

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What was the ruling in Campbell?

Lady Hale ruled that the deciding factor in balancing articles 8 and 10 was whether someone had a "reasonable expectation of privacy"