The reasonable expectation of privacy and the criminal suspect

Purshouse, Joe (2016) The reasonable expectation of privacy and the criminal suspect. Modern Law Review, 79 (5). pp. 871-884. ISSN 0026-7961

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Abstract

In In re JR38, the Supreme Court unanimously dismissed an appeal from a 14 year-old boy who argued that the dissemination of his image, taken whilst he was participating in sectarian rioting, to local newspapers, violated his rights under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). However, the Court was divided on whether or not the measures taken by the police engaged the applicant's Article 8(1) rights at all. This case raises fundamental questions as to the scope of private life in the context of criminal investigations, and the place of the European Court of Human Rights’ ‘reasonable expectation of privacy’ test in determining whether Article 8(1) of the ECHR is engaged. This case comment subjects the majority's interpretation of Article 8(1) to critical scrutiny, concluding that this interpretation may unduly restrict the scope of Article 8 protection for those subject to criminal investigations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: privacy,criminal law
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2016 00:43
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 01:42
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/60198
DOI: 10.1111/1468-2230.12218

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